BadlyWiredDog - Member
What a charmer you are. You dazzle the hell out of someone because clearly your lights were apparently in his face then sneer at him because he was ' using a bike to get from a to b rather than a mad keen idiot like us' . Nice.
The anti-cycling, cycling forum strikes again.
I didn't dazzle him on purpose and he was quite sweary, offensive in his comments (the mods have removed some of that) I wasn't sneering at him at all. I was more sneering at us! I couldn't be arsed... well because I couldn't - it would have involved stopping or turning round for both parties and all this happened in a second.
ahwiles - Member
Mad Pierre - Member
He ... had ... no helmet
what has this got to do with anything? you tit.
turn your lights down when you're pointing them at people, you tit. It'll save your battery a bit, you might see some starts, and it's a nice thing to do - so you should do it.
I was actually trying to point out he was a "normal" person rather than the type (of tit it would seem) that hangs out here. On a seperate note there is no need for to be so insulting. I don't think you'd be so impolite if we were discussing this man to man?
Back to the real discussion:
I didn't know I was pointing my lights at him until he shouted - he was that hard to see in the dark even with our portable suns!
The problem is - it's not easy to dip or dim any of the lights we have. They cycle through modes including blinding strobe mode and the only way to dip is to physically move the light - not exactly practical for two lights in two places when you're popping on and off the tarmac for a short distance here and there.
I reckon bike lights need a re-think now they are so bright? We need a quick dip - so you can operate in a split second like you can in your car.