Cool or dorky, at least they help protect you

Owing to flats, or broken chains, or just sitting around and telling tall stories, my group dirt ride sometimes turns into an accidental night ride. I always envy the one or two guys with the foresight to bring a light — at least a blinky or two — for the road return.

There have been a lot of advances in the world of bicycle lighting in the last few years, ranging from the $1000 Big Betty headlight to the $10 Knog.

Now an Australian company has invented a new lighting solution: portable turn lights that you strap on your wrists. Make your normal handsignals, indicating the direction of your turn, and the lights activate and blink automatically. Just $20! Nifty!

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