Showing posts from October, 2010

Night Riding: New scotchlite strip for 2011

UPDATE! New for 2011: All TCB's now come with a 3M Scotchlite grosgrain strip down the center orange pocket, courtesy of my fabric supplier, Outdoor Wilderness Fabric s.  Now you can combine it with your blinky light + optional Lightweights reflectors and you're ready for the darkest night ... Caroline Fu and I prepare to execute another run of TCB's, this time with the new reflective strip. The orange pockets have to be just a leeeeetle wider to accommodate the 3/4" scothchlite strip. The view from Caroline's shared workroom, her trusty industrial Juki sewing machine close at hand +++ A little note from Clay and Rob in the tech dept at 3M:  "Highway standard ANSI 107 requires a minium RA of 330 (level 2) for their safety garments. If you are using the reflective material as a safety item, I would recommend keep the brightness above that value."  I asked them to geek on a bit more:  We take a brightness reading