Originally Posted by LarryM
I use a Take-A-Look Mirror glasses mount mirror, but have it mounted to my helmet. A piece of velcro keeps it from getting knocked around when the helmet is off my head.
The mirror is helpful in planning a lane change, to see if it's worth scanning to verify that there is enough room to change lanes or road position. But like newleaf150, even with the mirror I never change lanes without first doing an actual over-the-shoulder look.
I like the way some MSF trainers describe mirror use. 'Mirrors have a one word vocabulary. They can only say No. To safely change lanes you need to verify its clear with an actual look over the shoulder. '
Nice! I actually ended up going with a Take-A-Look mirror myself, and it's far better than the more stylish model it replaced. I mounted it on my helmet for a bit, but couldn't get it to hold reliably on my visor. Too bad, because it was just perfect there.
I've had great luck with it mounted on my glasses, but moving it up and out to the helmet visor gave me a view which was better by orders of magnitude. I'd be interested in more detailed pics of the way you've mounted yours. Mine is still great on my glasses, but I'd love to get it back on my helmet.
the 'mirrors can only say no' line. It even holds when you consider distracted drivers: Keep an eye on your mirror and it just might give you a life-saving 'no' to the ongoing question of whether you can occupy the particular piece of ground you are on without having that occupancy contested by a suburban-driving super-commuter drifting hither and thither while attending to breakfast and the phone meeting du jour