Saturday, August 11, 2007

Helmet Mirror

Several people have asked me about my helmet mirror. It's a "Take A Look" brand mirror. I like to ride with a cap under my helmet so to get the mirror out where I need it, I rigged an extension from an old fender stay and some zip-ties. I've ridden bikes without mirrors and bikes with handlebar mounted mirrors, but once I got used to the helmet mirror, I've found it to be my favorite. With a helmet mirror, I can keep an eye on what's going on behind me with a quick glance and by moving my head I can sweep my field of vision to compensate for blind spots. Even with a mirror, it's often good to look back at traffic behind you, the act of turning your head signals to drivers that you know they are back there.

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