Yesterday afternoon I was out riding and it took fairly long as usual for me, I don”t like to speed along especially as the dual-use cycle ways along the coast are very popular with the evening strollers.
As darkness fell fell I switched on my front and rear bike lights and continued riding. My ride is a basic down-the-coast-and-back trip and the section where I turn is a loop road that is rather rough and pebbly. After bumping along for about ten minutes I reached the main cycle way and needed to cross a busy road. I always check all lights before crossing any road after dark. Feeling behind my saddle I couldn’t feel the solar powered bike tail light and to my alarm noticed it was missing. I turned back to look for it and noticed it from a few hundred meters away, flashing red in the darkness like a beacon beckoning me. To my joy it was still intact and only had a scuff mark in the front plastic lens. I also found the bracket screw that had worked out probably because I had not tightened it properly and after replacing it continued my ride. I have since tested it and it still recharges and the solar panel is still perfect and working as before.
Ride carefully and wear a Helmet!