I recently went for a ride with a group of friends, including one who has all sorts of doodads on her bike. As this woman is a serious cyclist, I know she doesn’t put on anything more than essential. (This comes from being part of the “light is better” biker mentality.) I was interested in the gadgets she had, and watched how she used them.
Her side view mirror was used frequently. She used it to see if cars were coming up behind us, as they don’t always make enough noise to alert you.
She also kept track of her co-riders –making sure we could keep up with her, as she set the pace.
Watching her use the mirror I realized that craning my neck sideways and glimpsing over my shoulder was not practicing safe riding, so I decided that it was time to stop procrastinating and find a good mirror.
So which Mirror?
I consulted my Bike Guru, Tim Mathewson. Tim has designed bikes for me and walks me through all of the technical aspects of this business. He knows his stuff.
Tim didn’t hesitate. He immediately told me that the best mirror to get is the Mirrycle. He likes it because it adjusts all different ways, and folds up for transportation. I like it because I can clearly see what’s coming up behind me, and I feel much safer now that I don’t have to try to do any gymnastics to see if a car’s coming.
I’ve added it to our inventory, so check it out here. Let’s all keep riding, and ride safely!