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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:15 pm 
NE, North and West Yorks Deputy AEC
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I did 23 miles tonight, the trails are surprisingly quite dry but the cold winds are just wrong for this time of year, still had a good run and scared my self a few times, that will do for me, going on a night ride tomorrow night with the local MTB club, We have to get the miles in June will soon come round :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:46 pm 
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slmracing wrote:
I did 23 miles tonight, the trails are surprisingly quite dry but the cold winds are just wrong for this time of year, still had a good run and scared my self a few times, that will do for me, going on a night ride tomorrow night with the local MTB club, We have to get the miles in June will soon come round :D :D :D


oh..thats good, you can do all the night laps then!!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:38 pm 
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What are people's light recommendations (on a tight budget?) currently using 2 T6 Cree lights (one on the helmet and one on the bars) and they seem pretty good, just a bit worried about battery life.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:37 am 
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milko wrote:
What are people's light recommendations (on a tight budget?) currently using 2 T6 Cree lights (one on the helmet and one on the bars) and they seem pretty good, just a bit worried about battery life.


It's only really dark for about six hours at that time of year. As I recall marshals check that you have lights fitted to your bike as you start your laps from about 10pm onwards.

If you are part of a team then the chances are you'll only get one or perhaps two night laps in, and with shorter 8 mile laps this year you'll probably only realistically need 2 or 3 hours of battery run time to cover that.

I plan to use a Cree XML T6 light which lasts for about 4 hours per charge, plus I have a spare battery. I'll also use another less bulky light mounted on my helmet, again with a spare battery.

I'll be riding solo, and depending on how much riding I do in the night, I reckon that should be sufficient. I'll also take my Exposure Maxx-D as a back up.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:50 am 
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Cool, I'm doing solo too so think I will just buy a few spare batteries for the t6s and swap em out throughout the night


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:00 am 
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The sets on eBay for about thirty quid have done me proud in the past if you are still worried. Used on strobe they give plenty of light and last well :)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:24 am 
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I'll be using one of these
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 0856875005

And something like this (they've got even cheaper!)
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 0882781893
Which is all I had first time at Mayhem and was fine for my first ever night ride! :lol:

Also considering one of these
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 0945146404
To indicate which side folks should pass on... :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:27 am 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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pending food and beer consumption....and how much oldskool is being played im only venturing out for 1 night lap if its dry, me 30 quid ebay 900lm lamp will do :D

and how long is the run??


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:17 am 
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Yhe one you are considering is the light I have 2 of so I guess I will be fine and just need to work out battery life.

Perhaps you should go for one of these http://bit.ly/16hYIkd scrolling motivational advice to riders behind or motorway style warning "if you feel sleepy pull over and have a nap"


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:43 pm 
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longun wrote:
and how long is the run??

Too long.


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