Originally Posted by K'Tesh
No matter what, invest heavily in lights if you are riding at night...
I'd recommend at least three tail lights (two superflashes, one on the bike, one on you, and a Planet Bike helmet mounted tail light), and three headlights, two very bright LED systems (NiteRider MiNewt X2's (one on helmet, one on bars), and a battery powered head light as a backup). For side visibility, retro-reflective film...
Yup, this is true. This is my third winter on a bike and I can't stress enough the importance of a good light system, no matter what route you are taking. BTW, the route shown in the above post looks good. Be safe out there.