Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes: Windsor Fens, Giant Seek 0 (2014, Alfine 8 + discs)
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MUP = Multi Use Path. IOW, a place where you can ride your bike if you don't mind walkers wandering aimlessly around the path with MP3 players blaring so they can't hear you, and dogs either unleashed or with 20-foot cyclist-garrotting cord leashing them.
I'm a fan of halogen and HID, but if I didn't need them that much, as it sounds like you don't, I'd probably look at the new year's LEDs. I think the new Cateye EL530 is 1500 candlepower; should be enough to see and be seen, though I haven't seen one or heard a firsthand account yet.
Of course, it's in excess of $50. You're starting to get into the low end halogens at that point, though nothing with a good rechargable pack and smart charger, which I'd want personally.
Work: the 8 hours that separates bike rides.