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Old 11-27-12, 11:39 PM   #1
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I love night rides!

The weather was great, trails were empty and the night was calm! Went and pedaled Quarry Mesa and Ryolite park. It was a blast, I must say Ryolite is a whole new fun at night!

Up to the top of the mesa for a couple loops






I love this light!!



Time to play at Ryolite




I give this ride 2 thumbs up, what a blast!
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Old 11-28-12, 12:07 AM   #2
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Looks awesome! What light is that you're rockin'? I just ordered a pair of Dinotte XML-3s for my MTB. I can't imagine that I'll ever feel at a loss for light with the full-blast option of around 2000 lumens out on the trails.
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looks like the Amoeba lighting system or he made his own version of it.
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Looks like a fun ride! Great lighting, what do you use?
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Looks awesome! What light is that you're rockin'? I just ordered a pair of Dinotte XML-3s for my MTB. I can't imagine that I'll ever feel at a loss for light with the full-blast option of around 2000 lumens out on the trails.
WOW!!! That is some serious lumens! The light I use is the Amoeba. This really is a fantastic light!!

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looks like the Amoeba lighting system or he made his own version of it.
I don't have that kind of talent

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Looks like a fun ride! Great lighting, what do you use?
Amoeba, I would recomend them to anyone! And it was a great ride!
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Aren't you afraid of falling off the mesa like Wile E. Coyote? You know, riding along in thin air on your new Acme bicycle, then discovering your error, looking horrified, and plunging out of sight to disappear into a tiny puff of dust far below ...
We don't have any mesas around here, but lots of coyotes.
(Actually, it looks like a great, fun ride.)
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I don't have that kind of talent
my diy is has similar guts and size as the one you have but I'm driving the XPGs at 1amp versus the 800ma the Amoeba used with his XPG option. I liked the design of the Amoeba but thought a milled alum block would be easier to work with then trying to assemble the alum L stock into place. My switch is on the back, same one as the Amoeba too.
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That is dirt trail riding in the Primo Edition. Love them pictures.
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Aren't you afraid of falling off the mesa like Wile E. Coyote? You know, riding along in thin air on your new Acme bicycle, then discovering your error, looking horrified, and plunging out of sight to disappear into a tiny puff of dust far below ...
We don't have any mesas around here, but lots of coyotes.
(Actually, it looks like a great, fun ride.)
Beep, Beep..... LMAO!!

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my diy is has similar guts and size as the one you have but I'm driving the XPGs at 1amp versus the 800ma the Amoeba used with his XPG option. I liked the design of the Amoeba but thought a milled alum block would be easier to work with then trying to assemble the alum L stock into place. My switch is on the back, same one as the Amoeba too.
Do you by chance have a write up on that? I would like to give it a try. Thanks!

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That is dirt trail riding in the Primo Edition. Love them pictures.
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Night riding is indeed tons of fun. I'm surprised that more people don't give it a try. Good lights are affordable, and battery (and dynamo) technology has enabled longer ride-times.
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Do you by chance have a write up on that? I would like to give it a try. Thanks!
Here's a link to the light I built up last yr. I mostly built it to be cheap and powerful (750lumens) backup for my 12hr of Temecula MTB race at the end of the Jan when I built it. During the race, the off the shelf Cygolite 400 died and my home made one was rock solid. Cygolite replaced the light under warranty the following week. The light head parts cost around $75shipped + battery cost
http://forums.mtbr.com/lights-diy-do...s-678396.htmll

I store the 3 wide battery tray in one of these and velcro'd to the stem. You will need some 18650 batteries and charger as well. Or a legit 12-16V battery pack & charger from Batteryspace.com
http://www.bikebling.com/Sci-con-Ela...10-cordura.htm
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