Dog days they aren’t, tho’ I hear it’ll get to 88 tomorrow.
Just ordered two foxfire lights from http://www.ledsafetylights.com – one for the Xtracycle ’cause the other one fell off, and another with the bicycle mount On General Principle, perhaps to go on the Dahon. These babies pack 26 LEDs but somehow don’t suck a lot of juice – four AA batteries, I do believe, gave me my summer night rides and if I remember right I get amonth out of ’em in the winter when they’re on every night. I went with amber and I’m sticking with it.
They also handle falling off, which happened several times where I heard it (hence I got spoiled into thinking I would and didn’t get around to putting it on more securely). I’ll order more LockLaces, too, which are excellent for securing shoes, their stated purpose, as well (without tying). They worked much better than bungees, but after two years of sunlight the elastic eventually failed.