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06-03-10, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By aliensporebomb

Crimeny that's bright! I wonder what kind of...

Crimeny that's bright! I wonder what kind of battery life you'd get in real world conditions.

"Honest officer, I got blinded by a UFO with a guy wearing a bike helmet on top..."
06-03-10, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By aliensporebomb

Nola_Gal: Yes, they are from the NOLA area -...

Nola_Gal: Yes, they are from the NOLA area - they make mention of it a few times. We went down there on a trip and walked everywhere last year and had a lot of fun there.

Didn't get to ride at...
06-02-10, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By aliensporebomb

From success to failure (and back to success again).

So I've been here on and off and had lost 60+ pounds back in 2004 where I went from 236 pounds to 165 or thereabouts.

I almost got lazy and complacent about it figuring I could always ride off any...
08-12-09, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By aliensporebomb

Exclamation Yep

Using MotionX GPS on mine as well.
07-29-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By aliensporebomb

I had to chime in on this post because I bought a...

I had to chime in on this post because I bought a Giro Atmos for a song at a place that was clearancing
out last years colors and found that compared to my Specialized Enduro (MTB) type helmet that...
06-04-09, 09:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,166
Posted By aliensporebomb

Lightbulb Quite interesting

I was running a Cateye LD550 up until the mount snapped off and fell off the bike:

http://pod.ath.cx/hid/z_old/taillightatdusk.jpg
http://pod.ath.cx/hid/z_old/taillightonsteadflood.jpg...
12-29-08, 03:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,561
Posted By aliensporebomb

Ugh. 1753 - not so hot this year. Might get a...

Ugh. 1753 - not so hot this year. Might get a little more.
11-19-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By aliensporebomb

Indeed. The conclusion was that after all of...

Indeed.

The conclusion was that after all of this I had a physical and came thru just fine.

They want to retest my thyroid but after my MD bro-in-law saw my results
he felt they were excellent...
11-19-08, 02:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,661
Posted By aliensporebomb

Awesome vbclown! You rock! Sorry to hear...

Awesome vbclown! You rock!

Sorry to hear of your friend, djnzlab1 - we've got a friend who is heading for that kind
of fate if he's not careful. The problem is, some people get the...
11-19-08, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By aliensporebomb

They come in threes.....

I've been riding with a friend of mine for the past twelve or so years, both road and mountain.

We've both carried extra weight on and off but I've managed to keep the weight
below 200 pounds for...
11-05-08, 02:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,328
Posted By aliensporebomb

I don't quite know what the situation is, but...

I don't quite know what the situation is, but anytime I take my hands off the bars, my bike's
wheel VIOLENTLY turns to either side the wind is blowing and kicks me off the bike and I land
in the...
11-05-08, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By aliensporebomb

Not until the end of the month did I feel like I...

Not until the end of the month did I feel like I got some time in - I ended up taking some days
off to go off on long exploratory rides.
11-05-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By aliensporebomb

I ate absolutely nothing after a spartan supper...

I ate absolutely nothing after a spartan supper after spin class.
I had to fast because I had a physical this morning.

When I got to the office I was freaking ravenous and ate some
leftover...
10-20-08, 02:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,699
Posted By aliensporebomb

Dan: what did you pay for this flashlight? ...

Dan: what did you pay for this flashlight?

Would it be small enough that you could have TWO of them on your handlebars?

Seems very bright for a flashlight bought at a regular store, a good...
08-21-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By aliensporebomb

The main problem is that IE's design by its very...

The main problem is that IE's design by its very nature stinks to high heaven: the whole idea of
using a "temporary internet files" location because microsoft believes 90% of the USA is still on...
08-21-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By aliensporebomb

Where I see this is: -Ultrasonic alarm...

Where I see this is:

-Ultrasonic alarm systems - tripping the periphery of an alarmed location causes high spurious speeds.
-Ultrasonic dog fences where if the dog leaves the periphery they get...
07-24-08, 10:54 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,927
Posted By aliensporebomb

Exclamation !!!!!!

That's possibly the creepiest thing I've ever seen.
07-22-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By aliensporebomb

Lightbulb Wow! Osram breaks record: 500 lumens from a single LED

http://gizmodo.com/5027606/osram-push-white-leds-to-world+record-brightness-super-efficiency

Awesome! I just need two or three in a single lamp and I'll be raring to ride!

OSRAM Achieves...
07-17-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By aliensporebomb

If you're doing it on the cheap: Planet Bike...

If you're doing it on the cheap: Planet Bike Superflash/Superflash Stealth or Cateye TL-LD610.

If you're spending some $: Dinotte.
07-07-08, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By aliensporebomb

Exclamation Saw the ad for this in the latest Dirt Rag, looks impressive but...

http://www.niteflux.com/Products_photonMax.htm

According to the ad, it claimed output of 50-something lux, 800-some lumens.

If true, very impressive since this is LED technology.

Anyone seen...
05-22-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,153
Posted By aliensporebomb

As cool as the 6000 lumen monster light (and as...

As cool as the 6000 lumen monster light (and as dangerous as it is), I think I'll stick with this:

http://pod.ath.cx/hid/z_old/helmetmount.jpg
Trailtech 13W HID 675 lumens and got it at the old...
05-22-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By aliensporebomb

Whatever you do, don't joke around and show your...

Whatever you do, don't joke around and show your friends by shining it into their face.

You could blind someone with that.

Anyone who says LEDs don't have the power though....heh. NUKE!
05-22-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By aliensporebomb

Not only are they susceptible to interference but...

Not only are they susceptible to interference but I've found that sometimes they just spazz out all by themselves - once after a workout I found it had been tracking a "heart rate" all by itself when...
05-09-08, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,556
Posted By aliensporebomb

Very sad indeed. I hope things turn around for...

Very sad indeed. I hope things turn around for them no matter how bleak it seems.
05-06-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By aliensporebomb

What wheelset is on the Jamis?

What wheelset is on the Jamis?
05-06-08, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 728
Posted By aliensporebomb

I'm curious as to what city you are based in. ...

I'm curious as to what city you are based in.

Surely there must be safer routes for you to ride.

And, unfortunately, one must ask if your friend was wearing headphones at the time he was...
05-06-08, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By aliensporebomb

I'm not an engineer. I ride with uber bright...

I'm not an engineer.

I ride with uber bright lights because:
(1) it forces automobiles to see me (they can't ignore me)
(2) it's safer.
(3) and it's more fun to ride that way.
04-26-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,409
Posted By aliensporebomb

I got to that point a while back but the good...

I got to that point a while back but the good thing about it is that I've kept it off since 2004 which was
probably harder than I'm making it out to be.

Congrats to everyone here, that's...
04-26-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By aliensporebomb

I got this one recently: $39 at my local Penn...

I got this one recently: $39 at my local Penn Cycle on closeout.

Wireless too.

http://pod.ath.cx/tcr/computer/bikepc1.jpg
http://pod.ath.cx/tcr/computer/bikepc2.jpg...
03-22-08, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By aliensporebomb

I've had one since last year - about 700 miles on...

I've had one since last year - about 700 miles on it thus far.

My weight has held steady between 173 and 180 pounds - I've read some
people who were in excess of 200 pounds had issues but your...
03-19-08, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By aliensporebomb

Exclamation New lighting technology - amazing brightness

Wow, someone sent me the link on this one. Check it out:
http://gizmodo.com/369372/luxims-250w-tic+tac-sized-bulb-blows-away-400w-leds

I think someone might have been on drugs though, I have not...
01-16-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By aliensporebomb

Exclamation Researchers: tenfold improvement in battery life....

Fascinating if it could be done for our purpose:

http://www.news.com/A-tenfold-improvement-in-battery-life/2100-1041_3-6226196.html?tag=nefd.pop
01-07-08, 09:20 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,464
Posted By aliensporebomb

Hit around 2200 for 2007, 2900 for 2006, 954 for...

Hit around 2200 for 2007, 2900 for 2006, 954 for 2005 and 2400-something for 2004.
2005 was the year my wife had all kinds of health issues,
I'm hoping to exceed 2200 this year.
01-07-08, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By aliensporebomb

Have you called the L&M folks?

Have you called the L&M folks?
01-07-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,937
Posted By aliensporebomb

Uber lighting: 25 HID heads mounted to my...

Uber lighting: 25 HID heads mounted to my handlebars.
12-21-07, 08:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,937
Posted By aliensporebomb

Why do I get the feeling the newest and best...

Why do I get the feeling the newest and best lights are all coming out of europe?

Fantastic beamshot collection! Kudos!
12-20-07, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,841
Posted By aliensporebomb

My spin classes I've taken have been instrumental...

My spin classes I've taken have been instrumental in improving my on-bike performance.

My average speed increased by nearly two miles per hour and I don't gain weight in winter
anymore. Spinning...
12-19-07, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By aliensporebomb

My wife's Raleigh Route 66. She's since swapped...

My wife's Raleigh Route 66. She's since swapped the seat for a Specialized Jett:
http://pod.ath.cx/katebike/Site%204/Kate%20New%20Bike.html
12-19-07, 11:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By aliensporebomb

My bike light comparison video: ...

My bike light comparison video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIn3OWG6YK0

Personally I prefer HID. It's bright (675 lumens), it lasts a long time (4+ hours).

I'm running a Trailtech...
12-16-07, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By aliensporebomb

Not so - My HID is about 675 lumen and it works...

Not so - My HID is about 675 lumen and it works fine on road. I wear it helmet mounted
so that I don't blind drivers. You need to be seen and lumens is the way it is is done.
12-14-07, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 666,668
Posted By aliensporebomb

A pic was taken recently that shows my loss...

A pic was taken recently that shows my loss better than some other pics I have:

http://pod.ath.cx/w8/toddbig236.jpg
Before

http://pod.ath.cx/nerds.jpg
After - on the far left after dropping...
12-14-07, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By aliensporebomb

In one week? 11.8 pounds my first week of weight...

In one week? 11.8 pounds my first week of weight watchers. I realize that is not typical.
12-14-07, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,090
Posted By aliensporebomb

I ended up getting their HID light. See my video...

I ended up getting their HID light. See my video at youtube here where I compare to
all kinds of lights:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIn3OWG6YK0

Unfortunately the snow flew early so I...
12-11-07, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,090
Posted By aliensporebomb

Lightbulb Which light?

Which light? I'm curious now.

I've had no problems with their service but the language barrier doesn't exactly help.
12-07-07, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By aliensporebomb

When my wife was over the weight limit for any...

When my wife was over the weight limit for any standard bicycle she rode (and still owns)
a BikeE RX recumbent. I've actually got one too but it was given to me by a friend.

Later, when she...
12-07-07, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,829
Posted By aliensporebomb

My light is so searingly bright it doubles as the...

My light is so searingly bright it doubles as the sun when not in use.
11-28-07, 11:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,992
Posted By aliensporebomb

Wow Tom, sorry to hear it. Take care of yourself...

Wow Tom, sorry to hear it. Take care of yourself and keep us posted as to your recovery.

You'll be riding again soon I'm sure.
11-20-07, 03:17 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,464
Posted By aliensporebomb

About 1970 miles over 108 rides. Last year I...

About 1970 miles over 108 rides.
Last year I topped out just under 3000 over 178 rides but that season started in March.

So this year I'll have a head start of sorts. I haven't been riding as...
11-16-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,162
Posted By aliensporebomb

I'm sure they can be mod-o-fied to allow for...

I'm sure they can be mod-o-fied to allow for longer run-times.
11-15-07, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,342
Posted By aliensporebomb

Most people are freaked out by all of this light...

Most people are freaked out by all of this light coming from what they perceive to be a kids toy.
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