Ecopia Blog

February 19, 2010

Solar lights for bikes are great!

Filed under: Recreation — JohnWM @ 4:03 pm

Yesterday afternoon I was out riding and it took fairly long as usual for me, I don”t like to speed along especially as the dual-use cycle ways along the coast are very popular with the evening strollers.

As darkness fell fell I switched on my front and rear bike lights and continued riding. My ride is a basic down-the-coast-and-back trip and the section where I turn is a loop road that is rather rough and pebbly. After bumping along for about ten minutes I reached the main cycle way and needed to cross a busy road. I always check all lights before crossing any road after dark.¬† Feeling behind my saddle I couldn’t feel the solar powered bike tail light and to my alarm noticed it was missing. I turned back to look for it and noticed it from a few hundred meters away, flashing red in the darkness like a beacon beckoning me. To my joy it was still intact and only had a scuff mark in the front plastic lens. I also found the bracket screw that had worked out probably because I had not tightened it properly and after replacing it continued¬† my ride. I have since tested it and it still recharges and the solar panel is still perfect and working as before.

Ride carefully and wear a Helmet!

JohnWM

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4 Comments

  1. This small and light LED Bike light has proved to very popular LED Bike light and underwater torch

    Comment by JohnWM — December 28, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

  2. I believe forcing the wearing of bike helmets is detrimental.

    Comment by Mike — January 10, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

  3. Try telling that to any serious cyclast who has had falls when wearing a hemet may have prevented serious injury!

    Comment by joony — January 10, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

  4. I am not disputing that, but for the casual cyclist pedalling along a cycleway at jogging pace it should not be enforced as they are unlikely to sustain serious injury.

    Comment by Mike — January 10, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

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