Monday, November 26, 2007


Why they're not called "Tireflies", I'll never understand. I did a complete clean and lube on the Sorrento last night, and added a set of Tireflys. They cost a few bucks at some unmentionable retail outlet. If you don't know what Tireflys are, they thread onto your valve stem (Schrader only) and when you ride, they flash. If you're moving quick enough, you get a fun persistence-of-vision display. A long shutter release on my camera this morning made for a blurry picture, but it looks kind of cool in an abstract sort of way.

The Tireflys are really bright, but I wouldn't call this a product review. I just added them for fun and for a little extra visibility from the side.

We got another light dusting of flurries on Saturday morning, but it melted off before I could even think about claiming first tracks through it...DARN!

The trip to the bus was nothing spectacular. When I got to the coffee shop, JR watched on as Lorin and I -- as usual -- debated about our differences. We have a lot in common, but it's far more entertaining to point out our disparity of opinions and attempt to justify them. Temperatures are hovering around freezing, the atmosphere is ripe with moisture, but it's too dry and just a bit too warm down here at ground level for anything to come of it. Maybe later this week. Let it be known by all that I am ready for winter.

Random Tunage:
The Crystal Method - Name of the game
Finger Eleven - One Thing


Sirrus Rider said...

The Tireflys are great. I've been using them since starting commuting. The only problem is keeping them in batteries. Once you go through the provided replacement batteries buying more batteries gets more expensive than buying a whole new tireflys set. Buy a whole new set of tire flys gets aggravating because you wind up with a whole bunch of old tireflys in need of batteries..

steve said...

They're great little devices, but susceptible to corrosion from water and (especially) road salt. I epoxy them closed around the seal which usually does the trick. The plastic housing generally cracks around the same time the batteries run out anyway.

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