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My NiteRider light pickup truck "takedown" (VIDEO)

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Old 01-14-13, 10:40 PM
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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.

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Is that a good idea? He can hit you from behind if he wants, if he was irritated enough by your light.
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Is that a good idea? He can hit you from behind if he wants, if he was irritated enough by your light.
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.
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I love my Niterider 1800, I get several takedowns a night!
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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
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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.
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OP, your passing on the right, at that speed, is gonna get you into physical trouble
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