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05-02-15, 11:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,398
Posted By runner pat

I tested mine. A driver passing at 10-12 feet off...

I tested mine. A driver passing at 10-12 feet off axis will close to within 65-75 ft before losing the high intensity portion. I'd rather have the narrow beam and longer throw.
04-13-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By runner pat

Would they happen to be these from Caiman...

Would they happen to be these from Caiman (http://www.amazon.com/Caiman-Deerskin-Visibility-Reflective-X-Large/dp/B005DR7W4C)?

They've been tough as nails, bought them last summer and they've held...
04-08-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,977
Posted By runner pat

Depends on what you're including in "reaction...

Depends on what you're including in "reaction time".
Immediate response to a signal( like a starter's ******) is around .12 (elite athletes) to .35-.40 for mere mortals. Longer if you're...
04-04-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By runner pat

From left to right-Cygolite 800, 500, 250 Used in...

From left to right-Cygolite 800, 500, 250 Used in various combinations depending on lighting.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/runnerpat/P1040877_zps7693c63f.jpg...
04-03-15, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,977
Posted By runner pat

I did that. The tule fog made a re-appearance...

I did that. The tule fog made a re-appearance this year.
At 50m visibility( road surface, cars, houses, etc.), the Hotshot was eye-punch bright out to 75m, bright at 100m, visible at 125m, barely...
04-03-15, 09:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,977
Posted By runner pat

Sorry. I made a mess of the point I was trying to...

Sorry. I made a mess of the point I was trying to make which is that I feel the original Hotshot doesn't need a wider beam. I'd rather maintain the narrow beam and get more punch in the "hot zone"....
04-03-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,977
Posted By runner pat

Just to be clear, the passing driver has full...

Just to be clear, the passing driver has full intensity until that close.
04-03-15, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,977
Posted By runner pat

It's the SL.

It's the SL.
04-03-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,977
Posted By runner pat

I tested my Hotshot on beam spread. A driver who...

I tested my Hotshot on beam spread. A driver who is positioned 10-12 feet offset from the beam center loses the high intensity when only 65-75 feet back.
Replies: 5
Views: 2,104
Posted By runner pat

If he has insurance, his doctor might be able to...

If he has insurance, his doctor might be able to write a Rx for a handcycle.
03-08-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,445
Posted By runner pat

I did a test on my Hotshot SL, a driver doesn't...

I did a test on my Hotshot SL, a driver doesn't lose the full intensity zone until s/he closes to within 65-75 ft of the rider. That's with the driver being 10-12 ft off center from the bike light....
03-01-15, 11:24 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 269,626
Posted By runner pat

I've seen way too many eBay sellers to believe...

I've seen way too many eBay sellers to believe that's their source. "Not intended for retail sale". Then how did they end up on eBay? Doesn't sound like a legitimate source of stock.
02-22-15, 11:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,177
Posted By runner pat

Many years ago, there was a fellow in the south...

Many years ago, there was a fellow in the south SF Bay Area who rode a mtn. bike that sported a double sided framework of plumbing pipe that served as a mounting place for two semi truck mirrors and...
02-22-15, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By runner pat

Keeping the output under 500 lumens is less...

Keeping the output under 500 lumens is less blinding. :D
Replies: 4
Views: 1,584
Posted By runner pat

That is awesome that a commercial version is...

That is awesome that a commercial version is available.
Team Hoyt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_Hoyt) have used custom made versions for over 30 years. Seems to be all two-wheelers from the...
02-08-15, 07:50 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 16,994
Posted By runner pat

The Dangers Of Night Driving Glasses ...

The Dangers Of Night Driving Glasses
(http://www.laramyk.com/resources/education/dispensing/the-dangers-of-night-driving-glasses/)
01-25-15, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By runner pat

It's highly unlikely that there are any...

It's highly unlikely that there are any authorized sellers of the major brands on eBay. You have a good chance of getting counterfeit or knock-off products.

A 60-70 dollar jersey for 10-15 is a...
01-23-15, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By runner pat

Next step: Bike racks on the helicopters. :D

Next step: Bike racks on the helicopters. :D
01-12-15, 02:51 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 10,057
Posted By runner pat

And I spent the last 10 years believing it was...

And I spent the last 10 years believing it was the truck with the horse trailer that nearly killed me. Never dreamed that those little pedals could almost tear a leg off.
01-11-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,288
Posted By runner pat

Lux (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lux) by itself...

Lux (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lux) by itself is meaningless. You need to know the distance it was measured at.
01-10-15, 06:56 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 269,626
Posted By runner pat

Couple of points. There is no way you're getting...

Couple of points. There is no way you're getting 5000 lumens for 11 bucks.

Ask yourself why any manufacturer would want to conceal their identity.
01-05-15, 10:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,113
Posted By runner pat

How can a major food group be considered junk?...

How can a major food group be considered junk? :innocent:

Actually, my diet is carefully planned and 90% of it is of solid, healthy food.
It's the other 40% that gives me trouble.
01-01-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,698
Posted By runner pat

My left leg was mangled in a traffic accident...

My left leg was mangled in a traffic accident over 10 years ago. On just riding, my max bench press is 185-200 lbs at 175 BW.
01-01-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,698
Posted By runner pat

Involuntarily car-free. Snapped a camshaft 3 1/2...

Involuntarily car-free. Snapped a camshaft 3 1/2 years ago. Since we're both on disability, there's no buying another car. Public transport here sucks so it's get a ride or borrow a car for...
12-28-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,507
Posted By runner pat

10 year warranty against accidental damage...like...

10 year warranty against accidental damage...like dropping the light.
From the answered questions section
09-13-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 24,452
Posted By runner pat

I had an aftermarket motorcycle brake light back...

I had an aftermarket motorcycle brake light back in the late 70s/early 80s that did the same thing. Brighter in daylight than night and under braking the light would vary from a slow pulse to a...
Forum: Foo
08-29-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,494
Posted By runner pat

[Johnny Cash] And it burns, burns, burns, The...

[Johnny Cash] And it burns, burns, burns, The Ring of Fire. The Ring of Fire. [JC]
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-14, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By runner pat

I come from a running background and tempo has...

I come from a running background and tempo has always meant 1-hour race pace/85% MHR (appx.).
Sometimes referred to as lactate or anaerobic threshold.
08-29-14, 08:21 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 24,452
Posted By runner pat

A car tail/brake light has the 300-500 lumens ...

A car tail/brake light has the 300-500 lumens spread over a large area. A bike light of the same power is concentrated in a small source and will be far brighter. (Lux...
08-29-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By runner pat

I once nailed a living room window from thirty...

I once nailed a living room window from thirty yards. Didn't break, though.
Forum: Triathlon
08-27-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,960
Posted By runner pat

You're doing far too much cycling to maintain...

You're doing far too much cycling to maintain your running at it's previous levels. When i started riding in my late 30's, it was due to my noticing I was not recovering from my running workouts. By...
08-18-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,534
Posted By runner pat

I just got a pair of Tifosi Mast...

I just got a pair of Tifosi Mast (http://www.sportrx.com/catalog/product/view/id/3259/s/tifosi-mast-sl/category/2/) from Sport Rx (http://www.sportrx.com/) with Drivewear...
Forum: Foo
08-16-14, 07:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,857
Posted By runner pat

Very sorry to hear this. I'm not much on...

Very sorry to hear this. I'm not much on designing but if a handcycle is in your future, I'll share what I know.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,867
Posted By runner pat

I've used those before. The main problem I had...

I've used those before. The main problem I had was sweat or rain in between the inner lens and the outer shield. Very difficult to clean out without tissues or a cotton swab.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-14, 08:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,867
Posted By runner pat

I just got a pair of Tifosi Mast...

I just got a pair of Tifosi Mast (http://www.sportrx.com/catalog/product/view/id/3259/s/tifosi-mast-sl/category/2/) from Sport Rx (http://www.sportrx.com/) with Drivewear...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-14, 08:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,595
Posted By runner pat

Only one accident. Sideswiped/rear-ended by...

Only one accident. Sideswiped/rear-ended by pickup truck-stock trailer combo. Truck mirror got my helmet, fender over the trailer wheel got my leg. Bike was untouched.
Degloved the back and side of...
08-14-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By runner pat

How fast were you going? You need airflow to...

How fast were you going? You need airflow to carry away the heat.
08-11-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,666
Posted By runner pat

I live in goathead country. I can expect at least...

I live in goathead country. I can expect at least 2 flats a week during the dry months. I'm limited in tire choice as my handcycle is 650c but I do run Gatorskins.
My record is 5 flats in 28 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,798
Posted By runner pat

Did you check that it's adjusted to full...

Did you check that it's adjusted to full brightness? All the ones I have were at different levels when I first got them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-14, 12:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,798
Posted By runner pat

+1 I have two on my handcycle. At 300 meters...

+1
I have two on my handcycle. At 300 meters (measured), rising sun shining directly into the lens, they were still brighter than a car brake light at the same distance (though the source point was...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-14, 07:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,667
Posted By runner pat

I was hit just over 10 years ago and the report...

I was hit just over 10 years ago and the report noted i was lacking reflectors on the clipless pedals but the reflective material on my shoes met the legal requirement.

Here's my set-up. The...
07-24-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,110
Posted By runner pat

With a group, there's a better chance of at least...

With a group, there's a better chance of at least one person who can call or go for help.
07-23-14, 06:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,746
Posted By runner pat

What's wrong with Amazon? As much as possible,...

What's wrong with Amazon? As much as possible, everything I buy there is either "Sold by" or "Fulfilled by" Amazon. If I do need to order from an outside shop, Amazon still backs up the purchase.
07-19-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,110
Posted By runner pat

Here's my setup, day and night combo. ...

Here's my setup, day and night combo.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/runnerpat/P1040875_zps2e5f543e.jpg (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/runnerpat/media/P1040875_zps2e5f543e.jpg.html)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-14, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,801
Posted By runner pat

Besides wind and bug protection, the wrap-around...

Besides wind and bug protection, the wrap-around style also blocks UV light from the side. UV exposure is a major factor in cataract development.
07-04-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,110
Posted By runner pat

Along with what RoadTire listed, there's this...

Along with what RoadTire listed, there's this little gem

. "If the item comes direct from a manufacturer, it may be delivered in non-retail packaging, such as a plain or unprinted box or plastic...
07-04-14, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,611
Posted By runner pat

This. The truck that hit me was in sight for...

This. The truck that hit me was in sight for almost 3/4 mile and it was too late to do anything by the time it was apparent that I was about to get hit.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,773
Posted By runner pat

Here's an excellent source. Clip-on. Rio...

Here's an excellent source.
Clip-on.
Rio Mobility Attachable Handcycle - The Handcycles, Wheelchairs, Recumbents and more..Roll with us!...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By runner pat

If he has insurance (VA?), it might be possible...

If he has insurance (VA?), it might be possible for his doctor to write a prescription. I don't know if it it would work, though.
Most likely, it would be classed as durable medical equipment and he...
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