It's been so hot lately that I discarded my helmet, in favor of a baseball cap.
No AC and been in the 90's for the past couple weeks, I cycle through the forest trails to cool down.
The down side is losing my helmet attached mirror.
Strange how dependent I've become.
The brief stretches of traffic, getting to the trail, leave me feeling naked and vulnerable.
I find myself twisting my head, to my poor necks limit ... every few seconds.
I can't believe that I ever went mirrorless ...
Had to dig up my old #1 mirror ... Batteries were still good ... in the tail light!
Made it about ... 2008?
Consists of inspection mirror, hair clip and black duct tape.
I know, I know ... I should always wear a helmet.
I resisted ... mainly because I was being told to, until ...
A geared-up 5 year old , pointed at me, and informed me, "You gonna weck! An you bwain will faw out!"
Couldn't fight that logic.
So I helmeted, of course, protecting my head in case of a wreck wasn't enough ... for me.
I had to help avoid wrecks so ...
"Bar end" mirror, by Zefel. ($6 Walmart)
260 Lumen zoomable light, w/lighted red ring, ($6 China)(velcro attached) with zoomed strobe during day and high at night, for spotting potholes and beaming vehicles on collision course, 5 led flashing tail light. ($2-3 China) .