Monday, October 7, 2013


It is a cool northern breeze, shorter days, incredible sunsets and brilliant colors falling to the ground. It is pumpkin patches, college football, the smell of the grill and tons of porch time. It is the same coffee you always drink in the morning but for some reason it tastes better with chill in the air. It is arm warmers, knee warmers, DeFeet gloves and shoe covers. It is your jersey pockets filling up as the sun gets higher in the sky. It is one of the sweetest times to be outside.

Fall is here and the cold temps and lack of light presents more challenges to pedal turners. TBR night rides will be starting soon. It's time to dust off the lights and pull out your cold weather gear. Riding at night is a lot of fun and in the same breath I highly recommend limiting your risks as much as possible. I see a lot of cyclists in the bunch riding with dinky taillights for example. Folks...when  it comes to safety at night spend the extra coin and get something bright.

The Serfas Thunderbolt taillight is one of the best taillights on the market. With 35 whopping lumens, this little guy packs a punch. What do you get for $40.00? 35 lumens, 4 settings, 3 hours of light on high blink, 9 hours on low blink and it's rechargeable. But the most reassuring thing is knowing that whoever is behind will know that you are there.

It easily attaches to multiple locations on your frame or seat post. This is a ‘best bang for the buck’ item for me.

Serfas TSL 500 is great. Comes with a handlebar mount and helmet mount. I run the 500 on my bars and the 250 on my helmet. 

Helmet mount.

I love multi use gadgets. This light is perfect for hunting, fishing, camping, hiking or as a general flashlight around the house. Why is this a layup? It's a ton brighter then any conventional flashlight, super compact, rechargeable and can be used in almost any nighttime application. So let your light shine bright and don't let darkness slow you down!

1 comment:

John Marquette said...

My favorite cyclist is Dick Nelson of Fayetteville,Ar. Dick encouraged me to start riding on some easy efforts and patiently rode with me until I improved some. He's the reason I kept riding.