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acc
10-13-2012, 12:03 PM
The caption for this ride says it all, don't just see art, be art.

http://www.illuminatedride.com/

The Daily Rider presents a celebration of the art of bicycles.

Light up your bike.

Light up yourself. (Not with fireworks or weapons grade explosives, please.)

Me? I found some new lights online. A kind of rave/neon/Vegas sort of spectacle.

chris_s
10-13-2012, 03:00 PM
So sad I'm going to be out of town for a wedding that weekend. Would have been the ultimate venue to try out the glow-in-the-dark bubbles.

KLizotte
10-15-2012, 12:36 AM
So sad I'm going to be out of town for a wedding that weekend. Would have been the ultimate venue to try out the glow-in-the-dark bubbles.

You seriously need to reevaluate your priorities.

Glow in the dark bubbles ALWAYS trumps weddings and any outing that does not entail bikes.

acc
10-15-2012, 03:07 PM
There are all sorts of bike events. Over time I've figured out the ones that serve adult beverages tend to be more fun (MoCo Epic, Crystal City Diamond Derby) than the ones that serve granola bars and bananas. Less painful too. This should be a very fun event.

acc
10-15-2012, 03:14 PM
And for what it's worth, this is a video clip from last year's party... Oh my...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmEpIj6UCKk&list=UUQYAcFl4ioWrjS0zoc2IcTQ&index=1&feature=plcp

Dancing in the streets....Drumming in the streets....Staying up past my usual sunset bedtime...This looks fantastic.

jopamora
10-15-2012, 05:57 PM
I completely wrote this ride off since I thought Oct 20th had already happened. I'll probably make the same mistake tomorrow. Staying up late on weekends isn't for me anymore.

acc
10-18-2012, 09:54 AM
So far, this is my illuminated helmet. It runs on two AA batteries clipped into the strap in the back and taped with transparent packing tape.

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The ride starts at The Daily Rider on Saturday at 8:00. Sign-up in advance. It is a free event.

dasgeh
10-18-2012, 10:17 AM
So far, this is my illuminated helmet. It runs on two AA batteries clipped into the strap in the back and taped with transparent packing tape.

No rhinestones?

Seriously, love it. How did you do it/where did you get it?

acc
10-18-2012, 10:33 AM
LED coil of about nine feet. Bought it on Amazon. Attached with transparent packing tape.

KLizotte
10-18-2012, 11:07 AM
So far, this is my illuminated helmet. It runs on two AA batteries clipped into the strap in the back and taped with transparent packing tape.

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Tron!

Riley Casey
10-18-2012, 11:31 AM
Ann - the queen of the cool & ornamental. Sorry my collection of flashlights & I will miss it. :rolleyes:

acc
10-18-2012, 04:10 PM
Hmm, that was kind enough to shame me out of what I was considering wearing.

Tim Kelley
10-22-2012, 09:23 AM
So how'd it go? Good turnout? Pics?

acc
10-22-2012, 10:07 AM
1900It was very successful, about 75 bikes and great weather. DC at night is an entirely different experience. The Capitol is beautiful, and so it the Air and Space Museum. The most fun was rolling through the Eastern Market area. Many people were sitting at outside cafes and waved as we went by. The traffic was light and the route was easy to follow. All in all it very fun.
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