Flock All Night- BikeFest Eidition – LightFest
Wait til you see what Rob, myself and others cooked up for our rides. Let’s just say that my bike might be lit up to a dangerous degree. Haha.
i’m going to have all my mtb lights and whatever blinkies stef doesn’t use. it might not look as flashy, but i will blind people if i point my bike and helmet directly at them. possibly in a permanent manner (that handlebar light stef had on the last night ride is not my bright light).
Speed and hill wise is this like a more typical FOC or Midnight Mass?
Looks like a barber pole and a pretzel got really drunk one night.
Here’s a preview of the setup I can only call ‘the Lighthouse of Alexandria.’
I expect a guy with an auto fetish supply store to put a neon ground effects kit on his high-rider.
Meet at 10, roll out by 1030.
Lyle – thats pretty much what I did with msprout’s bike.
If I’m not passed-out tired I’ll try to come down for the ride today, but I don’t have any lights on my bike except the standards
Is that ok?
i might run down to REI and get those spoke lights that people had a few weeks ago. i love those!
Lyle, I was going to do a bunch of LEDs and CCFT’s, but after putting all of the EL wire on, I wasn’t spending any more time on it.
Lucia, you better be there!
Stef, do it!
That was a lot of flocking fun although I felt horribly under-lighted… maybe next time.
Looks like the batteries I picked up werent in the best shape. My 12v gave up maybe an hour into the ride. In hindsight, I should’ve just stuck to the wheels.
Maybe I’ll do pac-man some time. Maybe.
Anyone ever try/see these things in action?
They have a buy 2 get 1 special going on now so I think I might give it a shot. They’re supposed to be able to do 16 character messages which is perfect for “FLOCK OF CYCLES” (with 1 to spare, even)
FOC Lightfest: The only group bike ride visible from space?
I like the hokeyspokes, just could never justify the cost.
It would be cool if you could modify these to permit a longer message. Then you could team up with multiple bikes.
I ordered a set, so we’ll see how cool they are on the next FoC.
Maybe I’ll try to rig up a stereo as well so Nick can shave some pounds off his bike… I have these powered speakers than can run on D batteries.
PS: who went back to the west end bridge party? come on, own up to it!
it was awesome. there were 400 people there, and I’m pretty sure Hillary Clinton was there grinding on some dude.
What? There was a West End bridge party, and I missed it?
i am guessing that the slinkies was a ska band. did nick say what kind of music they played?
Yeah, Nick’s buddy yelling “LONG LIVE THE SLINKIESSSSS!” Was the best thing ever, and Nick totally denying knowing that man EVER.Hahahaha.I am sad none of us decided that a party,under a bridge,”with glowsticks and bowmchickawowwow music” wasn’t something worth checking out by 60 people on glowing bikes.
Man! Sounds like despite making it to the ride, I lost a lot of fun stuff by leaving early! Oh well….. it was a fun time and I’m glad I made it for part of it. After the long-day I had today, it was a wise decision I left early.
Until next time then!!
Also…. I hope to see some of you at the ‘Zoom the Tombs’ ride tomorrow at 2pm!
i wish i was faster than nick so i could ride in front of him and yell at him to pick it up.
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