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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:05 am 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
off the top of my head, not really but my local knowledge is woeful, which is not good for a night ride.

north third stirling - terrifying in the daylight, dread to think what might happen if you couldn't see the drop from the cliffs at night.

plean - never ridden it, seems offy small on the map, although rumour has it some good trails. some of it will be all cut up after the cx though.

muiravonside country park - some no bad trails, but not enough riding to justify folks getting in their car. might work if we link in some of the avon river trails, but would need to scout.

beecraigs - meant to be some good riding, but never scouted that far.

there's ochils and mine woods up stirling, but no clue there either.


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looked at the ochils and have walked em a few times. mainly farm type tracks/paths and no real wisty stuff but thats just the walkers paths lol.

have a look at this webby page

http://www.stirlingcycling.org.uk/

some good routes - maybe Dumyat hill in the dark ?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:01 pm 
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Game for some more of that action

Just need to get some proper lights


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:26 pm 
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gmac123 wrote:
Game for some more of that action

Just need to get some proper lights


I thought I had some from on here but just got a PM from the guy saying they were sold. I wish people would update their for sale thread, I'd got excited about having a super bright light.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:28 pm 
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Taz it wasn't much cheaper than a new one.

This is the one I got

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300573174207? ... 1497.l2649


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:30 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Ach I reckon he did you a favour - for £6 more you can get a brand spanky 1200 lumen new 'un shipped from the UK, Taz.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-XML-XM-L ... 415e6e1724

Or £32 if you're willing to wait on shipping from Hong Kong.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/T6-Waterproof ... 45fd2d4c03


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:37 pm 
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YAY!!


I'm going to get super bright.

For the first time in my life :roll:

Still tempted to make my own though. Small 12 v caravan battery and little lights that we use in the theatre with MR16 lamps. Waterproofing being the only problem. Or possibly a screwgun battery.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:46 pm 
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been there taz , the ryobi batteries are the ones the flat ones at 14.2 v running a 52 mm 12v bulb , only lasts 40 mins tho but you can fit 3 or 4 charged batteries in a camelback , maybee modern li=po etc batteries would help , but i think the drain is a bit fast
get on the bay for some cheap halogen ones


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:59 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
Taz it wasn't much cheaper than a new one.

This is the one I got

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300573174207? ... 1497.l2649


kaiser, so after Friday night's run down at Glentress would you recommend the light you bought? Is it too much of a spot as others have said on other forums?

The one I'm thinking about has an orange peel reflector which they say spreads out the hot-spot a bit.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:32 pm 
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Yes a bit spotty, I'm going to try to get the lens for it. Only problem that reared its head was the battery connector came apart more than once. A bit better looming from me would have helped but I'll tape it next time too. Apart from that and the other stuff I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it! And would get another no probs.


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