hey everyone in thinktank world.
we've been thinking about making some spoke cards for our youth earn-a-bike
program, and it occurred to me that with the right materials, we could make
them reflective. this way, we're making the bike visible, but with less of a
dork factor that kids (and some adults) think come with reflectors. i asked
around at many local paint shops, and about the closest they had was some
glitter-y spray paint.
until friday. one of the old-timers suggested i contact our county's sign
shop. the place that makes the road signs, street signs, etc. of course,
many of these, like stop signs and one way signs, are made elsewhere and
shipped in. but street names, custom "this road under construction until may
of 2012" type signs are all done in house. which means they have cutoffs of
various colors of sign material. i called and approached them from the angle
of running the kids program, and wanting to make the kids bikes more visible
and safe. they were super into it.
i have yet to get my hands on any, but they said they'd keep a box open for
me, and when it gets close to full, they'll call and i can go pick up as
much as i want. i don't know how often i'll be making the trip, but i am
excited about this stuff. like i said, i have yet to hold it, but from the
description i got, it's self-adhesive on one side, UBER