Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
You can make your helmet much more visible with some fine sandpaper, masking tape, and rattle-can paint of your choice. White is great; hi-viz yellow/green is more visible with some backgrounds and less visible than white with others. Don't get paint into the EPS liner through the vents...it'll stink for a long time.
The SOLAS retro reflective tape is brightest but at a narrow reflective angle. It reflects back mainly straight at the light hitting it. DOT-C2 red & white tape that you see on truck trailers is almost as reflective and covers a much wider angle.
SOLAS = Safety Of Life At Sea, an international agreement on safety equipment, crew training, and ship operations that has been put into law by most maritime countries.
"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.
"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Last edited by PTRider; 10-21-2012 at 05:34 PM.