During this trip, sunlight was fading fast. I saw one driver at an intersection begin to go, then step on his brakes. Apparently I was not completely visible to this driver. That's why he began to move.
At that moment it was clear that I needed lights when I rode my bike. Even during daytime bike riding, lights should make me more visible. A definite safety plus!
Shopping bike lights
It is incredible, the amount of bike lighting products that are out there to buy. And shopping for what I wanted is no short process because of the 1000s of reviews. I do nearly all of my shopping nowadays on the internet. Mostly buying from Amazon.
What I bought is really cool! A front light named "NightShocker" which you may read about [here]. And a rear light which you may read about [here].
I've mounted both lights on my bike helmet. When I am out riding, I like to put both of them into "flashing" mode.
I'm really visible now!
1pm - Sushi on the way to the 'Y'
As I was peddling Mariner [my bike's name is now Mariner] to the YMCA, a bit of hunger stirred in my tummy. Somebody new bought the Japanese place in the shopping center, close to the Y. It's a small restaurant. Several tables were occupied. A very good sign!
I ordered hot tea, ice water and a 2-piece Nigiri Tuna Sushi. Wow! The new owner is a fabulous sushi chef!
Oh! I forgot to tell that I got a bowl of miso soup too.
Man-O-man! Good lookin' sushi!.