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Daylight Savings Ends Sunday(7 posts)

Daylight Savings Ends Sundayseejoy
Oct 22, 2002 3:28 PM
Well, the show is over soon here in north eastern PA. I've been doing my weekday riding about 5:30pm once I take my son to football practice. It's worked out great! Now like many of you I will be driving home in the dark and my evening ride will be in the dark also. I'm riding with a red blinky light on my seat bag now and am looking for a inexpensive light to put on my helmet. I've been looking at what's listed on some review lists but some of that stuff is way out of my price range,about ($50-). What's worked for you? Just need to get around the side roads in and just outside of town.Thanks!
re: Daylight Savings Ends Sundayrwbadley
Oct 22, 2002 4:00 PM
I think these new led white lights are great. They will go many hours on a couple of aa batteries, and they supply enough light.

If you really need to see, go with a Niterider headset, they work great and you can 'beam' car drivers to let them know you are there.

re: Daylight Savings Ends SundayThe Human G-Nome
Oct 22, 2002 4:31 PM
this year i'm going with a Marwi Torch and a pair of Hokey Spokes. i'll be spending close to $150 but with the amount of night riding i'll be doing it will be well worth it. i'll be lit up like a christmas tree.
re: Daylight Savings Ends Sundayseejoy
Oct 22, 2002 4:49 PM
What are "Hokey Spokes" ????
re: Daylight Savings Ends SundayThe Human G-Nome
Oct 23, 2002 9:41 AM

you'd be adding 6oz to your wheel including the batteries, but i'm really not too overly concerned about the weight issues when i'm just training at night.
Oct 23, 2002 7:15 AM
Check out the Marwi Elite. The NiMH battery pack is tiny, and the light itself is unobtrusive, light, and very bright. Yesterday morning's ride was basically all in the dark, and the helmet light was just the ticket (even on a 30+ mph road descent). Pair it with a handlebar mounted beam for technical woods riding. The Performance Viewpoint Pro is pretty much the same thing I think. You can usually get these on sale - they are right around $90-100 but are very well made, work very well, and worth their weight in gold.

Between the helmet light and the blinkie, you should be all set. This is the setup I use for evening/night rides and for pre-dawn rides (which will be much lighter when daylight savings ends!)

Not in the Antipodeswillem72
Oct 23, 2002 6:44 PM
We're glad that daylite savings begins this Sunday in several states - Tasmania has had it for a month already, Western Australia and Queensland don't have daylight savings (arguing that it confuses the cows and fades the curtains).

So my cycling mates and I are packing away our lights and winter tights and jackets and scrabbling around in the kit bag for sunscreen and that extra bidon.

In Melbourne, which is a long way south, you can do three hours training after work in clear daylight, no worries.

Stay safe in the dark.