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Man that’s bright! Photos from ‘Be Safe, Been Seen’ event


Mark Allyn (the “Master of Light”) and Jim Parsons (last year’s “Best-Lit Bike” award winner) show off their well-lit creations.

Last week, TriMet held their annual Be Seen, Be Safe event in Pioneer Square. The idea is to raise awareness about staying visible while walking and biking, introduce folks to hi-vis products, and inspire us to light up our bikes and our bodies.

Here are a few photos…

This guy won one of the awards with these custom, insanely bright LED floodlights powered by a car battery:

BTA staffer Carl Larson put on his safety vest to lead a bike ride through downtown:

And then there’s Jim “K’Tesh” Parsons, a man from Beaverton who has won a bit of fame and made it his hobby to be as hi-vis as possible. On the front of his highly customized GT Mountain Bike Jim tells us he’s installed: a NiteRider MiNewt 600 Cordless, NR TriNewt, NR MiNewt X2, NR MiNewt 200, L&M Stella 600 Dual , and 3x Planet Bike 5 LED Beamers…

Here’s how it looks coming up to you on the road…

And on the rear…

Not satisfied with level of visibility, Jim also brought a trailer and towed a security guard on a Segway behind him (not really, but the photo sort of looks that way doesn’t it?):

It gets dark out there very early these days folks. Let this post be a reminder to stay lit.

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