When I'm driving at 5 a.m. I pass a lot of people out for exercise — in groups, with dogs, on bikes. This morning I spotted a runner against the backdrop of a laurel hedge in black sweatpants and a gray T-shirt. He was pretty much invisible. I would like to challenge the local sporting goods and running stores to host an after-dark product show with all the effective reflective attire, accessories, safety gear, etc.
The tiny reflective logo on a runner's breast pocket or shoes is just not enough.
Fran Nearing, Eugene