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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:16 am 
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... do it.

I thought my 2 x £40 Cateye jobbies were good until tonight when I went for a ride with some guys with some proper ones.

I thought it was dawn when they switched those bad boys on - very impressed!

Can't remember the brands but will find out if anyone's interested


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:31 am 
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Woody, night riding is the new day time, well for me anyway :lol:
A good HID set up is hard to beat 8) and some of the newer more powerful led's are up there too these days. I'm running a light and motion
hid and its awesome :wink: Some people[allwayshorizontal] run 2 :shock:
he's just greedy :lol: Gone are the days of a small yellowy circle on the ground.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:33 am 
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Kids asleep? Check

Wife asleep? Check

Quick ride around the woods ... this is how I'll get my fix this Summer and I guess it's the same for you!

You should check your sig though ... people will think you called your first-born "Repack Rider" ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:39 am 
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Yes very true :lol: its so easy to escape in the later hours!!
Plus these days work takes up so much time :evil:
Changing avatar now...cheers :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:51 am 
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Kestonian wrote:
... do it.

I thought my 2 x £40 Cateye jobbies were good until tonight when I went for a ride with some guys with some proper ones.

I thought it was dawn when they switched those bad boys on - very impressed!

Can't remember the brands but will find out if anyone's interested


Got some nice non-HID ones under the bed [?!!?] waiting for a charge.. Best thing is to get a HID head/helmet light if nothing else.. Need to get out on those Night Rides..

Whereabouts do you go? My "local woodland" is Barons Court Cemetary :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:11 pm 
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I went out to Box Hill with a chap from work - 40 mins on the train from Clapham, I think, to Dorking and straight onto the trails (but I drove).

One of them had a twin lamp Lumicycle set up. I thought morning had come when he switched them on!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:16 pm 
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Kestonian wrote:
One of them had a twin lamp Lumicycle set up. I thought morning had come when he switched them on!


If that shocked you then don't ask about the price...if they were the HID badboys then they are £460.00 a set.... :shock: :shock:

Best (brightest) lights you can buy though, but you gotta be doing a LOT of night rides for those kind of shekels.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:46 pm 
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what about one of these for chasing chavs?! :shock:

http://www.lumicycle.com/Product/produc ... ITE&dep=71


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:29 pm 
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i do a nite ride in & around cwmcarn & lower brecon beacons area on a wed nite if peps wanna tag along :)
after much experimenting a headlight & a bar mounted light is the best option


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:35 pm 
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Woody - I'm hooked on night rides. Think as Heathy says, they are the new day rides.

Roon, chaps, if any of you fancy a nice 2hr Sussex eve loop sometime, I have a good loop just right for average battery burn time. Really flowing.

Could do some weekend late afternoon/ eve if you liked.

Intend to organise a dawn ride in summer. That should be lovely. And a breakky afterwards.


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