theCryptofishist wrote:CAn we get a visual on "miner's lettuce"?
careful what you ask for...
Eric wrote:careful what you ask for...
dragonpilot wrote:I festoon my bike and myself with a variety of blinky lights, el wire, etc. I've discovered that a small 2-AAA cell handheld flashlight works great when I need to flash it at someone coming up broadside to me...or wave it at a MV to ensure they see me. You can't do that with a fixed light.
EspressoDude wrote:dragonpilot wrote:I festoon my bike and myself with a variety of blinky lights, el wire, etc. I've discovered that a small 2-AAA cell handheld flashlight works great when I need to flash it at someone coming up broadside to me...or wave it at a MV to ensure they see me. You can't do that with a fixed light.
you can also do that with a cranially carried light assembly..just glance over at the MV
Eddaytona wrote:Full sized Hokey Spokes are awesome. They "talk" to each other. You turn on one and all the others on a wheel come on and sync up. They are Playa proof. They have pre programed designs or you can program letters. Two work fine but three are really great. Right now they are $20 each only available at the Hokey Spoke web site. I just changed out the batteries after a year. Didn't need to but getting ready for August.
For front headlights I get a few white $5 ones from China off of ebay. They work great too and are very bright and last forever. They can be set to on, blink, strobe.
Rear red blinking lights are also the cheap ones from ebay. They have 4 different patterns.
EL wire is pretty cheap now and lots are on Amazon. Just wrap and weave a few different colors around the frame starting from under the seat to secure the battery packs. A small under the seat bag can hold all of the packs. If you weave them right there is no need for wire ties.Make sure you avoid wrapping over any brake or gear shift cables if you have that kind of bike.
I also have the fiber optic handlebar streamers. Just be careful that your bike doesn't fall over or you'll break them off.
This year I glued (hot glue and a dab of fabric glue as back up) a set of flexible "silver wire" led lights around the spokes up against the rim for more (more more more) fun. Wire tie the battery pack to the hub and feed the lead up a spoke to the rim. Blue and Green are really bright. Red less so but still nice. Available on Amazon for a few dollars.
Of course I am not on my bike all the time so I also have a cheap 7 led light for my head that has elastic straps for around and over my head. They can be adjusted up and down and can be set to flash too.
Downside is it takes a while to turn everything on and off. Upside is that besides being visible on the Playa, when you park your bike in the middle of thousands of bikes it is super easy to find again.
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