orange or lime green

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  1. roundnround

    roundnround New Member

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    I'm going to get a few tee shirts for visibility..Those professional ones that workers wear. What is the consensus on the most visible? I live in the burbs and only do daytime riding. Thanks.
     
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    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    The green is the more visible to me in most lighting conditions. Safety orange and yellow show up well under certain conditions, too.

    All the county, state and commercial road and oil workers are doing the green thing...probably more for safety than fashion fad.
     
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    Thanks. I do see a lot of municipal workers going more to green. Also,green seemed more visible to me too but I wanted to get others opinions.
     
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    Orange apparently makes you "stressed" and green makes you "relaxed", or something...

    Orange also doesnt blend with the bushes. [​IMG]
     
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    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    One of the local cycling clubs is fixated on neon yellow. In groups it does stand out against the background. I have several Hi-Vis yellow jerseys and one Hi-Vis orange one. They were on sale...that's the only reason I ended up with those colors.

    ANY safe color is a good thing in my book and when I find the green ones on sale I'll snag a couple of those.
     
  7. roundnround

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    As I live in the burbs in Fla there is a lot of greenery but this color green is more a iridescent yellow/green It really does not blend in. Hey,if someone has one of each put them on a bush and let's see.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Image stolen from the web...overcast day according to the website. You have all the colors to compare. The green guy in the background stands out pretty well.
     
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    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    No more "But...I didn't SEE the cyclist!!!" excuses if you wear this jersey!

    [​IMG]

    I went temporarily blind just copying the image. Jersey by See Me Wear.
     
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    Very good guys. Thanks. I will have to say the girl on the left,the guy on the right and the guy in the back all wearing the yellow/green tones catch my eye over the orange(close second) and other colors.
     
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    Interesting article on the various colors: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~sullivan/bike/colorbv.html
     
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