WHO ARE YOU?
My name is Max, I work in an architect office not too far from home. Living in Belgium we notice the demands to be more environmentally friendly. I do my part by not purchasing a car. If it can be done by bike and the weather allows it, I will always grab my two-wheeler. Not only does it help the planet and others, for me it’s also a way to stay in shape + it wakes me up in the morning. Especially when it rains! If you know Belgium at all you know that it almost rains allllll the time. But still then, a bike gives you some freedom in the morning, no stress from traffic, all kinds of benefits.
“…A clean and simple design, a modern piece of technology making priority of our safety. To me, it is everything it needs to be!”
Any cycling safety concerns?
Safety issues is maybe one of the only reasons why I wouldn’t take my bike. If my lights don’t function or there is an issue with the bike I will not take the risk. I’m a good rider, but just don’t trust my life in the hands of car drivers. On a bike we are very weak compared to cars. Yes, we can try to dodge or jump off the bike to avoid collisions – but cars usually come from behind to overtake. For them it’s not easy to know how close they take-over, but for us bikers, we can literally feel how close they came.
How did RIDR help?
I already had bike lights so in that aspect it’s not that big of a difference. The RIDR Lights are nice because they have 5 LED lights in a straight line. Makes for a big strip on the rear which is quite visible. Battery is good enough, I can last several days without charging because I don’t have to ride that far.
The biggest difference for me is the Laser Lights. They really stand out and it’s something I haven’t seen anyone use before. It’s one of those inventions that you think “How has nobody thought about this before”. They make a lot of sense! I also have the feeling that car drivers use the lines to over-take. It really makes me feel as if i’m being seen and i’m safe on the road. For me RIDR is a big + during my cycling route. Especially when it is starting to get dark out.