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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Welcome to the new Lights and Night Riding forum!

    Okay, so here it is. I have imported a few threads from the old lights forum that were easily recognizable by thread title, as non-DIY threads. Francis is the resident lights expert though, so I am going to have him comb thru and move more threads, since I'm sure I missed some.

    One thing that stood out clearly and that was suggested in the thread about whether to break the forum up or not....is that there needs to be more Night Riding Passion threads! All the discussions were either DIY or product-centric....how about some threads with pics from night riding? What's the weirdest thing you've seen on the trail at night?

    Post 'em up here!

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    Disco Stu goes drinkin too!

    Albuquerque Foothills nightride. I was looking for the mirrored ball and got thirsty.

    See the trails, be one with FOO-MTB.
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    This is great! I love night riding and just recently started getting lights that are capable. Can't wait to see the pictures and to hear the stories.

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    Yeah, I think the tales from the trails will keep people very interested.

    How do non - aussies go for spiders?

    They are at plauge proportions on my local trail. They aren't little either. They are about the size of the palm of your hand and have a nasty habit of setting up their webs at face height right in the middle of the single trail around a blind corner!

    They are also crazy fast a building webs. You can ride through a section on dusk and there won't be any webs there, then come back on a second lap an hour later and there are webs everywhere!

    There is nothing more heart starting than riding through one of those webs where you can see the dirty big spider in the middle. For the next 5 minutes you swear you can feel it crawling all over you

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    Well given how we lack for poisonous spiders in canada (well other than black widows, and they tend not to cast about webs at head height in the woods after the sun goes down) its not to bad here. I have a worse time avoiding being mistaken for lunch by large owls, not riding through a family of wolves as they come out of their den, not running over porcupines/rabbits/skunks or into bears/deer on night rides (and yes I've had all those things happen to me... the wolf pups were rather amused by me... mom and dad less so... the bear was NOT amused but he had no business blocking the trail I say.... and the deer tried its best to put its antlers into my face as it jumped out of the bushes at me).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    Well given how we lack for poisonous spiders in canada (well other than black widows, and they tend not to cast about webs at head height in the woods after the sun goes down) its not to bad here. I have a worse time avoiding being mistaken for lunch by large owls, not riding through a family of wolves as they come out of their den, not running over porcupines/rabbits/skunks or into bears/deer on night rides (and yes I've had all those things happen to me... the wolf pups were rather amused by me... mom and dad less so... the bear was NOT amused but he had no business blocking the trail I say.... and the deer tried its best to put its antlers into my face as it jumped out of the bushes at me).
    I think i will take the palm sized spiders over the thought that the rustle in the bushes as you go past may be a mountain lion/bear/wolf

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocean breathes salty
    Yeah, I think the tales from the trails will keep people very interested.

    How do non - aussies go for spiders?

    They are at plauge proportions on my local trail. They aren't little either. They are about the size of the palm of your hand and have a nasty habit of setting up their webs at face height right in the middle of the single trail around a blind corner!

    They are also crazy fast a building webs. You can ride through a section on dusk and there won't be any webs there, then come back on a second lap an hour later and there are webs everywhere!

    There is nothing more heart starting than riding through one of those webs where you can see the dirty big spider in the middle. For the next 5 minutes you swear you can feel it crawling all over you
    Yeah, we have um' in the USA as well. In certain areas at certain times of the year they can be a real annoyance, especially at night. Real hard to see the little buggers at night until you are almost right up on them and by that time it is usually too late to stop. If I'm riding through one of these areas and notice more than one web strewn across the trail in a short distance, I'll look around to find a small stick to to place on my helmet. I place it in such a manner that it comes down in front of my face ( in the middle ). This works to keep the webs/spiders off of your face. You may still have stop on occasion to clear the webs off your helmet/body/bike but at least thats better than having one of those buggers crawling on your face.
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    lions tigers and bears oh my??? lol sorry guys, im new to this forum and had to get that out,, but it cant be as bad as it was when i was in alaska in 93 me and my riding buddie had to look out for them darn mountain goats and bears up that way,, im a old rider trying to reclaim his fix again thats how i found these forums....

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    An early prediction on how I see this forum going

    I see this being a really good forum and in my mighty opinion the split was a good idea.

    I look into my crystal ball and see that some technical posts will migrate from CPF to the mtbr diy forum. It has more traffic than CPF. I prefer that forum now it has been shaved of non diy stuff. Easier to navigate.

    I think CPF Transportation lighting bicycle has higher percentage Europeans and commuters, so it will become the natural place for 'what do you recommend for my commute, how many lumens is enough, what rear light, what beam angle' type questions. Practical. A continental flavoUr.

    Which leaves this forum specialising as the natural place for manufactured powerful off-road lights and for all 'night riding - passion' posts. It will soon abound with both. And these two groups will get on together better than diy enthousiasts and non diy enthusiasts. Happily ever after.

    And only fools make predictions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notaknob
    Albuquerque Foothills nightride. I was looking for the mirrored ball and got thirsty.


    whoa! totally unsafe and absolutely not appropriate! his helmet is not properly secured.

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