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Postby Low Racer » Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:52 pm

Hi all,
Did a fantastic ride todays. Lots of hills = lots of thrilling down hill. It was fun!!! (dangerous too).

We had coffee at the beach side cafe and met up with a doctor friend. He was on the early flight into Coffs and he saw me as he was flying in. I did remember seeing a Virgin flight and was probably 500 - 1000m. So there you go - recumbent is also visible from the air.

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by BNA » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:05 pm

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Postby Uba Tracker » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:05 pm

Jeez Chong, what size flag are you running? :D :D
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Postby Low Racer » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:31 pm

Hi Harry,
No flag on the low racer. Too much drag. I run the rear Dinotte light in blinking mode and df friends from behind commented they could see the light 1km ahead of them (in bright sun light). Seriously bright light.

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Postby Kalgrm » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:35 pm

... which was the last time they saw you as you pulled away, right? ;)
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Postby Uba Tracker » Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:55 pm

Low Racer wrote:Hi Harry,
No flag on the low racer. Too much drag. I run the rear Dinotte light in blinking mode and df friends from behind commented they could see the light 1km ahead of them (in bright sun light). Seriously bright light.

Chong


Maybe you should exercise caution around airports you could be confused with the outer beacons since you can be easily seen from the air. :) :)
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Postby froodh » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:32 pm

I almost got collected by a cement-mixer this morning.
I was heading roughly west early in the morning, so the sun was behind me, and even though I was wearing a fluro yellow jacket, the driver didn't see me and pulled out of a driveway right in front of me. Had to slam on the brakes and the bike fell down from under me.
Maybe the driver did see me but didn't care - he didn't seem very apologetic when I glared at him when he finally did look at me directly.
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Postby Low Racer » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:47 pm

Hi Froodh,
Sorry to hear of your closed call and glad you came out ok. Some truckies couldn't care less for other road users whether you are in a car or on a bike. Ride safely and be careful out there.

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