NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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I'm fortunate enough that my lighting system has a mount for both the handlebar and the helmet, so I can easily switch back and forth.
What I've found out, cycling on the road during morning hours or twilight, I like to keep the light mounted on the handlebars. I can see easily enough without a light and only use it to be legal, and so cars notice me!
Off-road, I prefer a helmet mounted light. The light shines where I'm looking, not where my handlebars are turned. This is especially important when riding tight technical singletrack through the woods where there is NO ambient light and I need to see where I riding!
If I had to choose between the two for adventure racing, I'd go helmet mount!
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