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Old 11-09-09, 12:12 PM
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Ninja for a night.

'Bout 2 weeks ago I rode my spare roadbike to the library in the late afternoon. This is the bike I use when I need to leave a bike out of my sight for a moderate/long time. For a tail light I have a tri-led home made number and for a headlight I have a flashlite with a gimbaled head that I can adjust while riding. Never rode it in the dark before, but this day when I got out of the library it was DARK. This arrangement was better than nothing, but not much. I was nervous the whole time and rode much slower than my normal night speed. While I couldn't see especially great I'm sure that I was SEEN. In my area of s.Jersey, only about a quarter of night riding cyclists use ANY lights. They MUST be utterly fearless. 5 days ago I watched a ninja cut accross a 4 lane hiway right in front of my wife and I . We were in my wife's Buick and this SUPER NINJA had even removed his reflectors(?!) Don't GET it. Don't get it. Don't get it.....
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Old 11-09-09, 12:31 PM
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what area? i'm in mays landing...can't miss me, p7 and 3-led blinky on front, red blinky on the back...then again, there only seems to be about 10 regular riders in the area...
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Old 11-09-09, 12:38 PM
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Woodbury. Hey Julian, do you ride your bike to the nudist colony? *


* Why do they call them COLONIES anyway. It's not like they arrived with Capt. May on a boat, planted a bare butt flag and shouted "I Claim this land in the name of Nakedonia!"
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Old 11-09-09, 12:40 PM
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one of my friends put all new components on his bike, but didn't have lights when he rode home on the bike path. Apparently he didn't know the path as well as he thought and ran into a solid object ruining all his new parts. I'm done with the days of not having good lights on any of my bikes. You never know when you'll be out late.
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Old 11-09-09, 01:13 PM
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I never even leave it to chance anymore, after too many unintended ninja outings after the sun went down.

If I'm expecting to be on my bike, any bike (road, mountain etc.) after 3PM in the fall-winter season, I will bring at least one high-powered LED flashlight like a Fenix or a Terralux in my pocket, and spare batteries if I'll be further than an hour out. It's saved me many, many times since - I just use a rubber band to mount it on my helmet, and I'm good to go instantly for night riding. It's great since it takes almost no space (I just drop the flashlight & rubber band in my pants pocket) , and is so easy to get going.
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Old 11-09-09, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by fredgarvin7 View Post
Woodbury. Hey Julian, do you ride your bike to the nudist colony? *


* Why do they call them COLONIES anyway. It's not like they arrived with Capt. May on a boat, planted a bare butt flag and shouted "I Claim this land in the name of Nakedonia!"
haha, i hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the colony burnt down and i don't think they rebuilt! (it was unoccupied at the time)
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Old 11-09-09, 01:57 PM
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The rumor is that the fire started in the laundry room!
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Originally Posted by fredgarvin7 View Post
The rumor is that the fire started in the laundry room!
nyuk nyuk nyuk

i actually saw the fire, drove past it...it was huge!
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Originally Posted by julianpowell View Post
nyuk nyuk nyuk

i actually saw the fire, drove past it...it was huge!
That's what the other nudists said.
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