Just looked out the window next to my computer, as I always do when I hear a bike coming up the highway, and I see a guy on a sportsbike with fluorescant orange pants on riding past! It is overcast, and rainy today here (near Nowra) and these would have been wet weather pants. When I bought my wet weather pants, all they had was black! (I still haven't used them : bought them as forecast was rain for my P-plate test, but didn't rain, and hasn't on a ride since) Why would most companies make black wet weather gear when we need to be seen in this dark, wet weather? What I liked is that they stood out from the rest of the bike, as they highly contrasted the black bike and other black gear. Where do I get some of this fluoro wet weather gear? Although it may not look as good with my red trail bike, I will consider it when I have my (matte?) black XT550 project finished. I assume motorcyclists buy black gear as it looks cool with their black bike, though these orange pants didn't look half bad... It's good to see riders trying to make themselves more visible, especially in this weather.