After the terrible death of a bike commuter in Bend last month, my friend and amazing photog Katya wrote an article for our school paper on bike commuting and bike safety. She interviewed me and got some fun shots of commuter rigs, and, in particular, our safety lights.
It is *mindboggling to me how many bikers in town are still riding around, invisible to cars (and, often, on the wrong side of the road, without helmets, etc.), oblivious to their vulnerability. In car v. bike, the bike always loses.
Please...minimize the chance of an encounter.