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The Shadow Knows
What evil lurks in the ...

By: James R. Davis

While I was reviewing the list of tips I have posted here it occurred to me that I have left out some of the more obvious in favor of the less obvious.

A reader sent me a message the other day containing one such tip that demonstrates what I mean.

If your shadow is directly in front of you, the longer it is, the harder it is for oncoming traffic to see you.


Besides being a good indicator of how visible you might or might not be, shadows are worth looking out for because they mark where the ground is cooler than its surroundings. This is critically important on very cold days as they may mark the location of otherwise hidden stretches of ice.

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