Night rider

This week saw the second of our weekly Tuesday night rides. Tonight was off-road for a bit of fun. A nice gentle spin out of the valley, then along a cheeky trail, through Rainbow Woods, into the University, then down across Hampton Rocks to the canal, town, and home. One thing I learnt tonight is that IRC Mythos CX cross tyres don’t grip very well in the slippy gloop, although I did a better job of staying on the bike than Ian did.

To spice up my night riding, I ordered a new Solstice HID lamp unit to go with my Lumicycle battery pack. Hopefully it’ll be here early next month.

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10 Responses to Night rider

  1. matt says:

    cor chief that;s expensive.

  2. rjw says:

    A veritable bargain compared with every other HID lamp unit. Lumi want

  3. Father says:

    Druid’s version?
    Can you use it on other days as well?

  4. grant says:

    Benefits over the lumi’s?

    (not that I need to spend

  5. rjw says:

    The main benefit over the standard lumis is 40W of light for 4 hours, compared with 12W for 4 hours. or 32W for an hour and a bit.

    Saves having to faff around turning the flood on and off as well.

  6. grant says:

    Using the same battery?

    Please say no. My CC couldn’t handle it…….

  7. rjw says:

    Same battery :)

    You didn’t want me to say that did you?

  8. grant says:



    There was an LBS at work today. I’m

  9. grant says:

    Pair of Panaracer Cinders and a couple of tubes. Johnny (the LBS bloke) knocked a few quid off, which was nice.