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Old 08-24-2013, 08:18 PM   #61
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Question. I've read all the prior year reports. It sounds like a big bike (950) is appropriate for the ride up, and the "easy" route down; and that a 450-class bike is appropriate for the normal/hard route down. Is this right?
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:13 PM   #62
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Question. I've read all the prior year reports. It sounds like a big bike (950) is appropriate for the ride up, and the "easy" route down; and that a 450-class bike is appropriate for the normal/hard route down. Is this right?
Someone else might chime in, but last year we did a lot of evening singletrack while still light out, and didn't get to the rock pile until dark. I believe there's the "B" group going directly over Kingston & back, without the added ST, and most 950's seemed to be fine with a capable rider (of which you are, Zak). The evening ST wasn't bad at all. The nightcap? Just, different
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:07 PM   #63
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Question. I've read all the prior year reports. It sounds like a big bike (950) is appropriate for the ride up, and the "easy" route down; and that a 450-class bike is appropriate for the normal/hard route down. Is this right?
A 950 is totally doable (not easy but doable). The first year we did this ride there was a guy who went up and over on a R1150GS. Impressed the hell out of me! Just know your skill level and ride within it....or at the very edge of it like some fools (ehm me) do.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:19 PM   #64
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Now if I can just figure out how to mount this 1400 lumens from my bicycle helmet to my moto-helmet..




...combined with the 3600 lumens on the bike.. it'll be just like this!:

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Old 08-29-2013, 06:53 PM   #65
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Now if I can just figure out how to mount this 1400 lumens from my bicycle helmet to my moto-helmet..




...combined with the 3600 lumens on the bike.. it'll be just like this!:


Will it fit in a GoPro mount ala Anti??
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:58 PM   #66
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Now if I can just figure out how to mount this 1400 lumens from my bicycle helmet to my moto-helmet..
You figured out how to duct tape Red-Bull cans to your helmet but can't figure out how to mount a light.

I hope my knee is un FUBARED by next weekend.



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Old 08-29-2013, 08:20 PM   #67
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Now if I can just figure out how to mount this 1400 lumens from my bicycle helmet to my moto-helmet..




...combined with the 3600 lumens on the bike.. it'll be just like this!:

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Old 08-29-2013, 10:03 PM   #68
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Here is the light just from the headlamp on tonight's mountain bike ride:




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Old 08-29-2013, 10:24 PM   #69
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Geek what light is that?
I might not have a lighted motorcycle with forks and everythng by then, but I could sure tape that on my head.
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I hope my knee is un FUBARED by next weekend.


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Old 08-29-2013, 11:59 PM   #71
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Here is the light just from the headlamp on tonight's mountain bike ride:




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That with the AntiPaul setup. WOW!

I'm thinking about replacing the stock bulb on the 5 with more wattage...
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:52 AM   #72
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That setup is a light & motion Seca. Retails for $500 but someone had a blowout 24 hr sale and I got it for $212

Paul's setup would be much better for dirt bikes as it runs off the bike. Mine is for Mtn biking and I carry a Liion battery.

I remember Paul's helmet light in Moab being a lot brighter than this - I want to say it was two Cree XML which would be 1800 lumens.


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Old 08-30-2013, 01:15 PM   #73
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That setup is a light & motion Seca. Retails for $500 but someone had a blowout 24 hr sale and I got it for $212

Paul's setup would be much better for dirt bikes as it runs off the bike. Mine is for Mtn biking and I carry a Liion battery.

I remember Paul's helmet light in Moab being a lot brighter than this - I want to say it was two Cree XML which would be 1800 lumens.


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My mtn bike light is a magicshine with 2 cree xml for 1800 lumens. Cost me about $180. It rocks.

I carry it on long night time moto rides just in case as I could use it to ride out of anything if needed.

I guess it got cheaper.

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Old 08-30-2013, 02:22 PM   #74
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Here's the mtbr review - looks like a great light for the money!

http://reviews.mtbr.com/magicshine-m...ights-shootout
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:00 PM   #75
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how many big bikes are in?
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