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It's definitely not summer

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I'm sure I wasn't alone in reveling in the extra hour of weekend that daylight savings time brought. I kept looking with idiot glee at my watch, realizing anew that it was an hour earlier than my watch stated!

Of course, the early evening and this morning's chill made it clear that autumn has unequivocally arrived. Although we talked about winter commuting tips last week, this is a topic that merits repeating. Aside from gazing at the beautiful fall colors, this means bringing your lights, rain gear and reflective clothing along on every commute.

Here are some walking at night tips. Need some reflective gear, but not sure what to buy? Legacy Emanuel's Safety Store has a lot of resources.

If you're a nine-to-fiver and you're bike commuting, you need a front bike light. Although the law only requires a reflector for the back, an illuminated back bicycle light is strongly recommended. Here are some bike light reviews from Bicycling magazine.

I love walking to the MAX and bike commuting in the fall and winter as it keeps me in shape and the winter blues at bay. My rain gear and bike lights never leave my person, so walking, transit and biking are rarely a hassle. I hope to see you out and about.

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