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I would hate to be killed every six hours. Seems like once is enough (sorry).

I like to see what's coming up behind me.
I would hate to die 4 times a day.
That's too much work and preparation. 😂

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Prometheus got his liver eaten by an eagle every day. It was because he stole the technology of fire from the gods.

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I would hate to be killed every six hours. Seems like once is enough (sorry).
Been riding two wheelers all my life and used all kinds of mirrors. At an advanced age or 84 I am now using a helmet mirror which took me quite a while to get used to but once I did I do like it. Not easy to get used to though and it does need to be adjusted just right. I is also causes less wind resistance which is a plus. Not a biggie but everything counts.
Sometimes what I see coming up behind me isn't a car or truck, but another cyclist, and likely as not it's not an ebike, but an acoustic bike being ridden hard by a young, buff roadie; and that young, buff roadie may be female. And they may be on an acoustic mountain bike. And they pass me like I'm standing still. Warning: that's what happens when you get to be 86 yo. And I didn't do that on purpose; it just happened when I wasn't looking.
 
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Skeptical. I expect issues with the sight refocusing. Also, what happens to the mirror if you crash onto that side? Helmet is not just headgear. It is to protect your head and possibly face on impact, to the level the helmet will crack but your skull probably would remain intact. Now, I visualize the mirror getting straight into your brains through the eye socket...
I wear varifocal glasses and though I’ve tried several times, can’t focus on helmet mirrors. I have a Mirrycle on my handle bar end on my Vado SL. Not perfect, but it works.
 
I wear varifocal glasses and though I’ve tried several times, can’t focus on helmet mirrors. I have a Mirrycle on my handle bar end on my Vado SL. Not perfect, but it works.
I wear glasses with moderate correction, and have no problem focussing with the helmet mirror, though I don't claim to be able to read the license plate of a car approaching from behind. Just because something doesn't work for one person doesn't mean it can't work for someone else.
 
Hello,

Great to hear about your ebike experiences! Your focus on learning your battery's range is excellent advice. Knowing how far you can go and managing your battery usage wisely makes for a better, safer ride. Ride conservatively to your destination, then enjoy a fun ride back, keeping an eye on the voltage. Always remember safety first and regular bike maintenance. If you have any questions or need more tips, feel free to ask.
 
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