I figured out that rides to New Bothwell, after supper, are done for the season. Last night I got caught in the pitch blackness of HWY 52 on my ride home. Fortunately I had the safety of that nice shoulder. I also had my rear and front flashers along and was amazed at how well they worked (I’d never actually ridden in the dark before). Planet Bike claims they are brightest flashers on the “planet”. I don’t know about that, but about 70% of the vehicles that passed me were in the other lane – more respect than I usually get during daylight! The front flasher (white LED) was powerful enough to light up the town of Mitchell sign about 1/8 of a KM away. So, while I don’t recommend ever riding in the dark like that on the highway, if you’re gonna get caught, these flashers are great. You can get the pair at MEC for about $25.