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Lit up for the Holidays

December 8, 2010

Last night was especially cold for this time of year, but the monthly Cruiser ride was surprisingly well-attended.  It’s a fun time of year for a well-lit ride with friends because you feel like a rolling party.  Add a fully lit xmas tree and a small crowd well-lit by seemingly bottomless flasks, and it’s a lot more fun than most parties.

Bike lights are not necessarily as festive by themselves on a single rider, but they can still make a riding at night fun.  Fancy (usually expensive) lights can actually light the road or trail enough to make the night disappear.

We’ve got a new little light display at the shop that has both lights designed so that others can see you, as well as lights to illuminate your path.  They’re as a cheap as $18 for a pair and as expensive as $600 for a single light, with lots of lights in between.

If you’ve spent the last several weeks squinting into the darkness on your ride home or dodging drivers that pull into your path, then you should get some lights.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Dainty Daisy permalink
    December 8, 2010 1:37 pm

    Oh, for heaven’s sake! We need much more info than that. Where did you go? How many people? How long a ride was it? Did you burn tires?

    See here, you…we need bean spillage!
    dd

  2. Dave the busdriver permalink
    December 11, 2010 4:14 am

    One place we went was the football stadium which is a delightful venue for 25 riders on a cold starry night. We bring our own marching band music, shouts and hollers and cheers. The lanes and curving spirals, normally clogged with football fans and vendors on a winter Saturday afternoon, are welcoming to cyclists on a tues. eve. We did draw the attention of a public safety officer who scolded us for the merriment of our trespass (hey the gates were open, we didn’t break in) but praised the six foot tall lit up Christmas tree nestled on the cargo bike I was riding (thanks Morgan for the inverter, thanks Jason for the tune up). Moral of the story: when travelling by bike with the merry pranksters always haul something large heavy and unexpected; it might improve the mood of the authorities, build street cred and muscle tone. Merry Channakwanzachristmastide to all.

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