Day 12. #30daysofbiking

I’ve used daylight running lights since early 2016.

Every day of every ride.

So it’s a bit surprising to finally use them at night.

Now granted, the 650-lumen headlight is on its highest setting, and the rear light is sold on two-kilometer visibility during the day, but wow.

I’ve never owned bicycle lights that needed to be dimmed for oncoming traffic.

Note: Shortest ride of the month–just around the neighborhood–but certainly the most illuminating.

About 16incheswestofpeoria

Former bicycle mechanic, current peruser of books, feeder of birds.
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4 Responses to Day 12. #30daysofbiking

  1. I used to hate “junking up” my bike with lights, but night-time was okay. Now, however, I run lights all the time. I’ve found Cygolite’s “steady pulse” beam option to be the “killer app” for night and low-light commuting: it’s steady on a lower-lumen setting (maybe 600 on an 800 lumen light?) and it pulses every few seconds. I can see the road and cars know that I’m something different without being dazzled by intense strobing. Ride safe!

  2. I apologize if my comment appeared to be sarcastic. Not my intent at all. I just wanted to share the evolution of my attitude about bike lights. 🙂

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