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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:16 pm 
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dya want me to bring a fire extinguisher zz
be a shame to burn GT down on such an illustrious anniversary

ohh the irony


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:36 pm 
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i got another 1 or 2 possibly from my work wanting to come along.

boys are suggesting maybe best to do the blue route as our first taste of night time at GT. Red a bit sketchy in places in the dark. each to their own though.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:53 pm 
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Mix'n'match is best bet, spooky is very open and motorway wide in sections so a slower dark induced speeds should be do-able :wink:


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I suspect that GT black route is easier than Thrunton in the dark. :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:33 pm 
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going to pass on this one- have a blast boys.


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Mmm this could be fun. I'm assume a headtorch and a cheap bike light would suffice?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:27 pm 
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If you can detect where you are with bat style echo location or have zen like powers of perception then nae lights would be sufficient. Otherwise try and kit yourself out like Blackpool Illuminations :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:56 pm 
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There are a few options for lights! Torches work wonders for a budget and the ebay lights are proving to be not too bad. Then theres the budget 900 lumen chap. I think ZZ has one.

I have something like this

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which I strap to my helmet with a torch mounted. I also have a 900 lumen torch on the bars and another of the ebay 5Watt ones. For GT I'll probably go double 900 lumen torches or splash out for type ZZ has.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:34 pm 
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Oodles of the 5 watt ones on my bike and helmet should get me around at cowardly snails pace which is what I'll be doing even with a searchlight equipped bike :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:09 pm 
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this is the budget light of choice this year... £20 inc rechargable batteries - mate just got one and besides the annoying 7 flash modes it is really good, needs a better mount for off road though but does fit in the ebay £5 light mounts from last year.

He did need to tighten the switch at the back to stop it randomly jumping to flash mode on bumps and one of the rechargables was a bit duff. he gets 10 hours from one charge and it has a Cree XML bulb.

I might go for the bike specific DX XML lamp from deal extreme ...
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/t6-assault ... -set-82508

In fact in a moment of madness as it was pay day I've just ordered one.


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