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Night riding
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:47:24 AM »
Had my first night of riding home from work in the dark.

What interested me was the fact (and it was not anything I had thought of) that filtering is easier because the lights on the bike stand out more in the dark (of course they would LOL).

I did my usual and flashed my headlights occasionally jus to let the cars know I was there and moving through. They saw me better because it was darker.
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Re: Night riding
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 11:24:35 AM »
The lights are really good on the bike I find, has it altered your journey time Berber ?

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Re: Night riding
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 11:53:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by Roger [+]
The lights are really good on the bike I find, has it altered your journey time Berber ?

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No Roger but it has made it safer. I would dare to suggest that 50% more cars are aware of my filtering (even those who are texting!).
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Re: Night riding
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 11:59:14 AM »
Well that is more important. On the occasions I drive through slow traffic Ive noticed a definite increase in the amount of cars that pull over possibly as has been said before the drivers may think there is a possibility of it being a police bike being that it is silver as apposed to my previous red bike.

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Re: Night riding
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013, 02:08:22 PM »
It is also an imposing bike. You shouldn't be able to miss it in your mrrors if you are in a car  :062:
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Re: Night riding
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2013, 04:01:34 PM »
Be careful out there. If there is a lot of traffic, bike lights can blend it with all the other lights. You can actually become almost invisible.
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Re: Night riding
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2013, 10:18:10 AM »
*Originally Posted by Bludy L [+]
Be careful out there. If there is a lot of traffic, bike lights can blend it with all the other lights. You can actually become almost invisible.

An interesting point Bludy. What I have found riding during the hours of darkness is that I am relying on rear lights to obtain the 'picture' of the road ahead. Ther eis no real sense of depth. In the daytime you can see how far cars are apart and what the 'picture' of the road ahead looks like. It is this picture that allows us to make judgements on overtaking, speed etc.
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