Out on the road bike this morning - I'm in the habit of using my Flash and Flare lights on road rides, and ride with a hi viz helmet, as much out of habit from commuting.
At one particularly shady junction in the trees a black clad roadie on his carbon stealth bike nearly got taken out by an idiot driver who hadn't seen him - drivers fault, but it occurred to me that the roadie hadn't helped himself.
A few miles further on another ninja roadie went past me and helpfully pointed out that my light was on. "It's so car drivers can see me" I explained.
I got the most astonishing blank look of total incomprehension that I actually laughed at him. If I could have caught him up I'd have given him a double whammy and suggested that the earth was actually round.
Is taking some responsibility for your own safety such an alien concept in this day and age?