Dog walker / dark – rantette
In light of this thread (see what I did there?) perhaps light manufacturers should fit a potentiometer in the back of the light housing. This would allow us to quickly and easily wind down the output so we don’t ride around at night indiscriminately blowing the grids of thosePosted 6 years ago
albinos / vampiresoff-road night-walkers.letmetalktomarkSubscriber
If i was in the same situation walking my dogs and a rider with a gazzillion lumens of light said:
“put them on a ####ing lead and get yourself a torch.”
I would have used their light in the digging of a hole for their body and bike 😉
Jebus ….. some folk like time away from light polution.Posted 6 years agoletmetalktomarkSubscriber
Cross hijack : yes apologies for the tardiness in letting you know – they had been at my next door neighbors for a few days as they had signed for them on my behalf 😡
Stripped, serviced (as they had no oil in at all! – Not your fault!) and ready to be put on the bike.
Many thanks – should be a good introduction to a longer travel fork. 😀
Lawmanmx – Member
Love dogs me, could’nt eat as full’un tho
I reckon you could manage a dachshund 😛Posted 6 years ago5thElefantMember
Last night on the final approach to home I rode through a local country park. It was pitch black – no light overspill or anything. I had a couple of thousand lumens going on and this chump is walking three dogs in the dark with no light and I get a bollocking for riding near his dogs. “Watch the dog for chrissake” he shouted. I stopped and said – “put them on a ####ing lead and get yourself a torch.”
Was that a measured response given the situation?
If you can’t see a dog with 2000 lumens try doubling to 4000. Repeat until you can see dogs.Posted 6 years agoD0NKSubscriber
Jesus some people get all emotive as soon as fwuffy lickle dogs/walking crap dispensers are mentioned eh.
I’d have shot the dogs/I’d have buried you
calm down peeps.
Couple of weeks ago 2 of us rode passed a fella with his dog, no lights just him lay down on the trail (inline not across) chatting on his fone, his dog nearby. one of the stranger nightride moments.Posted 6 years ago2unfit2rideSubscriber
I have had a think & all I can come up with is this 2000 lumen light is a bit crap & needs a decent reflector & lens, I can ‘see’ that there is no other reason why someone travelling at 5mph couldn’t see a dog, black or otherwise, with that much light.
Oh and perhaps we should reintroduced the picture of Luke in full on 661 kit to indicate the power that the internet possesses.Posted 6 years agoEdric 64Member
The flipside of such cheap bright lights seems to be cyclists are blinding everyone and then blaming everyone else for having an attitude.
If you want to see what I mean, next time when you are out with your mates with your mega bright lights, get them to ride towards you with there lights on full blast and yours switched off, and experience it from the other side.
These mega bright lights need a dip switch I have been blinded by them whilst driving more than oncePosted 6 years ago
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