- Local time
- 2:35 PM
- Mar 31, 2020
- Pacific Northwest of America
eeeeeeh... the Third Reich had a lot of traditions too. I overthink the crap out of things sometimes too but after riding a bike for over 55 years... we were late starters compared to kids today, I learned all on my own how to be a defensive (and safe) rider. I'm sure that some ear-piercing shrill warbling siren would be useful if you carry it long enough. Maybe trying to scare a bear away, or alerting people after I have ridden off the road and am in a ditch. I imagine if I carried a lance with me everywhere sooner or later it would be useful, but I have never had to unseat anyone before. By law, I am required to have a bell and do... it's at the bottom of my bar bag should a cop (or park ranger) ever call me on it. I am all for improvements, maybe autonomous driving vehicles will make things safer for riders, getting the human out from behind the wheel.I prefer a bicycle air horn...
The great thing about tradition is it gives you a base to learn from then one can question is there a better way to improve any of it.