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JoeyBike 01-14-13 10:40 PM

My NiteRider light pickup truck "takedown" (VIDEO)
 
On the way home from work I was behind a white pickup truck for a short time before he pulled over to the curb because of my flashing front light (NiteRider Minewt). This is not the first time I have scored a "takedown" with that light, although it has been several months since the last time.

- about 45 seconds. If the video ends before I pass the white truck, try this direct link: http://vimeo.com/57424698

I have gotten in the habit of running my "helmet cam" on the handlebars full time, so I catch every little thing during my commutes these days. I also run the Minewt up front and a Dinotti rear flasher day and night. Motorists are seeing me, that's for sure.

Not so much for the Zombies though. Here is a little bonus footage (00:15) of a Meanderthol who wandered into traffic right in front of me just before the pickup truck takedown. Didn't even look, even though this street is a busy auto/bicycle route. Enjoy.


The past few months have been uneventful. Today it all caught up with me.

vol 01-14-13 10:52 PM

Is that a good idea? He can hit you from behind if he wants, if he was irritated enough by your light.:rolleyes:

JoeyBike 01-14-13 11:10 PM


Originally Posted by vol (Post 15158117)
Is that a good idea? He can hit you from behind if he wants, if he was irritated enough by your light.:rolleyes:

Not as dumb as passing that first car while the driver was looking at his phone the ENTIRE time. The truck finally passed me about a mile up the road where it becomes 4-lanes and he/she did not interact with me at all.

agent pombero 01-14-13 11:28 PM

I love my Niterider 1800, I get several takedowns a night!

Burton 01-15-13 12:05 AM

Not to be a partypooper, just think a heads-up as to where things are headed might be a good thing to keep in mind. Magicshine Australia is releasing products not yet available in the USA. They've also revamped their webpage and added an interesting note across the bottom:

RIDE RESPONSIBLY: BIKE LIGHTS IN THIS WEBSITE ARE HIGH-POWERED, VERY HIGH BRIGHTNESS. DO NOT AT ANY TIME USE THEM ON MAXIMUM BRIGHTNESS WHILE ON PUBLIC ROADS AND HIGHWAYS. ONLY USE LEVEL 1 OR 2. MAXIMUM BRIGHTNESS MUST ONLY BE USED ON TRAILS OR WOODED AREAS

JoeyBike 01-15-13 12:25 AM

Where you point your bright lights is an issue as well. During the day, I point my light right at the horizon. At night I point the lights downward. I can better see the road and I am not blinding oncoming traffic.

rumrunn6 01-25-13 03:47 PM

OP, your passing on the right, at that speed, is gonna get you into physical trouble


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