Savannah wrote:I have been caught far from camp after the sun sets without a light, before. Not clever! Not only does it make visiting the bathrooms difficult, but it makes me likely to have a collision.
My day-bag has a mini-maglight (or a knock-off) in it at all times, just in case of this. It's about 3" and maybe 1/4" thick, I just keep it in the main pouch. My bike has basic front-and-rear lights (white/red) permanently affixed, so I don't have to worry about that, even if they're boring.
Quite honestly, with the level of lighting competition out there & my limited skills in that area I've gotten less worried about making killer lighting the longer I go and more interested in just making sure I'm not a darkwad. I don't need to be a Christmas Tree, I just need to be easily seen as you approach me. YMMV.