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    Who is a Night Rider?

    When I first saw the following rider I was really shocked. Turns out he is a local bike shop owner. He does a local night ride that is pretty awesome!

    Anyone else here a Night Rider?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXNVzkKkBKc
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    And good night Moon

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    I cycle around my neighborhood at night when it cools down, not commute but ride yes.
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    Awesome! I love riding at night but my ride's not nearly as pimped out

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    *raises hand*

    I did it a few times till I got hit.

    I thought about those spoke lights but I know I would be shot here in this area instead of merely hit by a car.
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    Yes. When I leave for home its after dark. On occasion I ride at night on purpose. Last New Years I rode around the neighborhood after midnight. I might do that again this year.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    I do a lot of riding at night.

    Here's the old Tour de Bar group that needs to get together soon ... in fact I'm thinking of heading out at 10 pm on turkey day cause I know I'll find some of the guys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    *raises hand*

    I did it a few times till I got hit.

    I thought about those spoke lights but I know I would be shot here in this neighborhood instead of hit.
    My wife and son followed me up the hill to my house last night. After we got home he told me that when they turned onto our road he could see me up ahead and almost looked like a car with my lights.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    I love night riding!!! Either climbing to the tops of hills and looking over the lights of the city, or following paths along the river with the mists and the moon and stars and distant lights reflecting down on the water, and the occasional creature darting out in front of you. It's very peaceful and serene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad View Post
    My wife and son followed me up the hill to my house last night. After we got home he told me that when they turned onto our road he could see me up ahead and almost looked like a car with my lights.
    What light set up?
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    i do almost all my commute at night. and one of the weekly group rides here i love but, i almost never make it here is at nights
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    I don't know of any groups that ride at night here. But if there are any Seattle groups, or north of Seattle that like to night ride, I'd be interested in knowing that, as I like to get down there often.

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    I get to ride into work in the dark sometimes. Way before anyone is on the roads. It's fun. I sometimes tool around in the middle of the night just for the hell of it, too.

    The only thing keeping me from completely UFO-izing my bike with lights is the thought of all the batteries I'd burn through. I wish there was a standardized blinky bus for bikes that would allow one large, central battery to power as many lights as you want. I'd love that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    What light set up?
    Nothing too extravagent, but they work for me.

    2 Planet Bike Super Spot 1 Watt LED head lights:
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    1 Planet Bike Beamer-3 front blinky:
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    and 2 Planet Bike Blinky-7 rear blinky lights:
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    Yeah, I like Planet Bike stuff.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    I get to ride into work in the dark sometimes. Way before anyone is on the roads. It's fun. I sometimes tool around in the middle of the night just for the hell of it, too.

    The only thing keeping me from completely UFO-izing my bike with lights is the thought of all the batteries I'd burn through. I wish there was a standardized blinky bus for bikes that would allow one large, central battery to power as many lights as you want. I'd love that.
    I use AA & AAA NiMh rechargeables.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    One of my three rear blinkies is a PB SuperFlash. It's a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad View Post
    I use AA & AAA NiMh rechargeables.
    All three of my taillights and one of my headlights use AAAs, for a total of 9 already. Are there any chargers that can charge a ****-ton of batteries all at once? If there is, I could see getting more lights...

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    I run a Marwi Nightpro Torch on the bars, a plant bike sport spot on the helmet, a Cateye LD1000 and a Trek binkie on the back, along with reflective gloves.
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    My charger will hold 4 batteries. My lights use a total of 10 AA's and 4 AAA's, so it takes a while to recharge em all.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    I ride at night very often.

    Haven't pimped out the bike though. LED Headlight and tail-light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    All three of my taillights and one of my headlights use AAAs, for a total of 9 already. Are there any chargers that can charge a ****-ton of batteries all at once? If there is, I could see getting more lights...
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Does 5:30 AM count as night? I started riding in the early AM as a necessity to get a ride in, but now it has become my preferred time, it’s cool and there is very little traffic.
    I went yesterday after work, trying to squeeze one last ride in before leaving on vacation, and really did not enjoy it at all. The evening commute was in full swing so there were way too many blinding headlights and it was a rough ride due to a combination of having to ride off to the side where there seems to be more cracks and potholes and not being able to see where I was going due to headlights. Come spring I will definitely be planning a long dark full moon ride.

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    Yep...I rides at night some times...I use a bottle dynamo and lumotec headlight...plenty of light to see by. Have even gone downhill at 35+ mph with no issues. Use a PB superflash in the rear...I think drivers can see that thing from a good half mile away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad View Post
    My charger will hold 4 batteries. My lights use a total of 10 AA's and 4 AAA's, so it takes a while to recharge em all.
    Yeah, that'd be a problem for me. Doing it four at a time would be a pain, and having several chargers would be ugly and expensive.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    That, however, is interesting. Hmm. Might have to look into this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    All three of my taillights and one of my headlights use AAAs, for a total of 9 already. Are there any chargers that can charge a ****-ton of batteries all at once? If there is, I could see getting more lights...
    They all won't need charged at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Yep...I rides at night some times...I use a bottle dynamo and lumotec headlight...plenty of light to see by. Have even gone downhill at 35+ mph with no issues. Use a PB superflash in the rear...I think drivers can see that thing from a good half mile away.
    Superflash is the one and only. This thing really lights up the sky.



    I'm riding to work in the morning a few times a week and catching rides home. 43 miles in the dark and I'm loving it to no end.

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