The newbie on the block, I really dislike introductions because my life has always been complicated with the Army and Department of Defense (DoD.) So here is the short version. I was in the Army 1969 to 1983; Honorable Discharge for the betterment of the Army, I was injured in 1969 witch led up to being on what was called a P-3 Profile Upper and Lower. Went home and the next day received phone call offing job to me by the DoD 1983 to 1996 then in January 1996 Department of Labor (DOL) Told me that I would be on 69% permanent disability starting October 1, 1996, until then I would receive my regular pay. Went to VA Hospital Phoenix, Arizona and after several tests was put on 100% Permanent Disability, Call Social Security Disability (SSD) gave them the information over the phone and two days later was given 31% permanent disability. SSD and DOL are both one in the same when it comes to paying out for disability. In 2000 I was in a wheelchair, but because of my lower back and both shoulders I had a difficult time using it, MEDICARE bought me a Power Chair JAZZY 614HD, made by PRIDE
Why would a disabled person want to join this Forum? I use to ride years ago on a Centurion Ironman and I did compete in the Century Competitions, somewhere around 1988 I traded it in for the Trek bonded aluminum 8500 Mountain Bike, then competed in Mountain Bike races. In 1989 I was back in surgery work related for my left knee, and a year later for my right knee, both resulting from injuries in the Army. VA said this is the end of the road for you, you cannot and will not work again, being whom I am I asked for a second opinion and the doc said, you cannot and will not work again. I got the picture. The last surgery in 2000 was on my left shoulder, and it was the last as my recovery took over 8 hours.
Yes, I know but why? I'm mainly here to read and learn the latest on the bicycle lighting systems. The Jazzy 614HD made by PRIDE will void my warranty if I connect anything electrical to the batteries. So my lighting systems need to be self battery operated and the bicycle business has the best by demand of their riders. This is the main reason, for I do go out after dark during the late fall to early spring as I walk my Beagle and I need to be seen.
On my six mile per hour buggy is fairly lit up now with Rood ID Supernova flashing Blue lights, and with E-Gear Guardian Signal Flashing Amber Lights which takes the same batteries as Road ID CR 2012 Lithium battery that are $1.49 or four for $4.00. On the back of my chair I have two Serfas TL 200 Blinking Red Lights on/flashing/alternating, on the lower back side panels, right and left I have two Cherry Bombs on the rear bracket of my seat I have two Road ID Blue Flashing and two E-Gear flashing Amber lights, On the front on each arm rest I have the Amber flashing lights, on the lower front bracket I have on each side a flashing Blue lights. I have two headlights by Serfas battery free bright/dim/flashing/alternating modes that are charged by my computer.
Does anyone know where I can get a set of battery operated Diesel Truck Horns