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Brisbane to GC cycle challenge

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The Leapstream Faries have just completed the Brisbane to Gold Coast cycle challenge. Came in at 12 pm making nearly five hours on the saddle over around 110 kms. Good job to Greg, Larry and Cameron (and me). Even better was the guy on the unicycle and the dads carrying kids!

Written by Tom Adams

October 12th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

Posted in Mtb

Look out for cyclists, or, the moon walking bear

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Via Seth.

Written by Tom Adams

March 20th, 2008 at 1:20 pm

Posted in Humour,Mtb

Lights vs lights – home made halogens vs AY-UP LEDs

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The fat hippy has a nice review of some sweet looking mtb lights.

I’ve always felt my home made lights were great – cheap, reliable, and bright. But when the time came for my wife to get some lights, I decided to go commercial. Why? I wanted them to be absolutely reliable, unlikely to ever require trailside repairs and lightweight. That’s not to say my home made lights have been unreliable, they haven’t, and they’re so simple that if repairs are required, they’re pretty easy. The trouble is, wives don’t like even running the risk of having to fix lights, and if the lights are home made, they’ve got a handy target on which to vent their anger. Well, my wife doesn’t, anyway, and I don’t like taking the risk of being the target… ;^)

And I have to be honest, with SLA batteries, my lights are heavy.

I’d been thinking of trying to make some home made LED lights for myself, and when AY-UP released their sets – with two 2 x 3W Luxeon LED units for less than $400, I thought they might be good. A few people I know bought them and gave very positive reviews. I bit the bullet and bought my wife a kit. Price is a winner for home mades, but the AY-UP kit is comprehensive, and well priced for a commercial LED setup. AYUP have released a Cree LED upgrade – pix at end of review.

Now all I have to do is get some through the budgetary committee…

Written by Tom Adams

September 28th, 2007 at 1:26 pm

Posted in Mtb