Today was my first sub-40° ride of the season, and my first ride since last spring where I had to wear something to keep my head warm. Usually I’m good without anything extra on my head (other than my helmet) down to around 45°, give or take a couple of degrees depending on wind, precipitation, and other weather factors. This morning was a crisp 38°, and it was the first morning in awhile that actually felt cold.
I gave my new helmet-mounted rear flasher a spin today. It’s a Planet Bike Blinky 3H. It fits on my Bell Sweep helmet just fine, and stayed put through the entire 11.5 mile ride to work. Other than occasionally hearing it pivot on its bracket, I didn’t really notice it was there. It gives me extra visibility up high, which I think will help with safety while riding at night. There’s a bit of a dork factor to it, but you gotta take the bad with the good. 🙂