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Offline Hadrosaur

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Steering into darkness..
on: September 09, 2020, 09:10:15 PM
 Hi all,

Dark, twisty, country lanes...
I hate this "riding-into-blind-darkness-leaning-round-tight-bends-at-night" thing. 

Is there a solution? 

If I corner with my CR vertical I can actually get the sharp stripe of bright led light to illuminate round the bend.

I'm hanging off like a passenger on a racing sidecar outfit, but at least I get a workout and (usually) no one can see me.

There must be a better way.  I guess this has probably been well discussed but I can't find it.

Ideas?

(I haven't got a car.. and I've already got specs.)

Thanks !

Offline Jonnyteabag

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Re: Steering into darkness..
Reply #1 on: September 10, 2020, 01:41:53 PM
Eat more carrots?? :008: :008: :008: :008:


Sorry... couldn't help myself :015: :015:

JT :015:

Online Skids

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Re: Steering into darkness..
Reply #2 on: September 10, 2020, 06:10:16 PM
Errr.....slow down a bit? Night is not the time to be going quickly round blind bends.

Just a thought.  :016: :001:
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Offline Hadrosaur

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Re: Steering into darkness..
Reply #3 on: September 10, 2020, 09:40:39 PM
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I could certainly improve my diet but we're not talking high speed at all.

We get very dark nights here when there's heavy cloud cover. Country roads, no ambient light.

It's a beam pattern thing. Kind of too sharply focused and not enough scatter outside the edges. 

I think I need either diffusers on part of the headlamp or to invest in some extra riding lights.