Bike riders can be a finicky bunch, so if you’re at a loss as to which particular tire your loved one favors, or whether they think that neon yellow helmet is awesome or awful, you can leave the decision-making to them and get them a gift card to use at the shop.
Gift cards are available in the shop, but if you’d like one sent directly to the recipient or you’re buying from afar, please call us during business hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Please DO NOT put payment info in your email – we’d prefer to do that over the phone.
Light and Motion
Early in our commitment to riding with lights, we got by with “blinky lights,” so called because to be effective they’ve got to be set to a blinking pattern. We’d think, “That block on the way home where the street lights are out? No problem! More caution, less speed, hope for the best…”
Now that we use a light that actually illuminates, we feel uncomfortable with anything less. We prefer to see the pot-holes and debris in the road. Riding through an intersection on a rainy night, we prefer not to wonder whether drivers see us. (It doesn’t hurt that our commuter light is bright enough to help out on evening riding adventures on the road or in the woods.)
Once you try a legitimately bright light, you may not be able to go back to “be-seen” style blinky lights. We’d say that’s a good thing.