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    Quote Originally Posted by htfshfs View Post
    What do we call those who constantly complain about other people's lights?
    Lumen Justice Warriors.

    (And to the fellow who deems it necessary to sling f-bombs at me and my 200 lumen, sharp-cutoff headlight

    every.

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    I hope you can take solace in the fact that a light much brighter than mine will soon be rising above the horizon at the same time as your commute. It would only be prudent to curse at the low-angle glaring sun, too.)

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    I got this idea from the discussion/internet stalking started by this post.

    Gearcrusher (n.): an electric-assist bike rider on a multi-use trail that generally operates at excessive speed and with utter disregard for other trail users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htfshfs View Post
    What do we call those who constantly complain about other people's lights?
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    I dunno, but I have several names for people who seem to think they don't need to cover or swivel their lights because somehow they don't blind oncoming traffic or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Meatmotor View Post
    Lumen Justice Warriors.

    (And to the fellow who deems it necessary to sling f-bombs at me and my 200 lumen, sharp-cutoff headlight

    every.

    single.

    morning.

    I hope you can take solace in the fact that a light much brighter than mine will soon be rising above the horizon at the same time as your commute. It would only be prudent to curse at the low-angle glaring sun, too.)
    I don't cover my light #sorrynotsorry

    My PM commute is southbound on the CCT, which means I'm usually the solitary reverse commuter going against a steady stream of northbound riders...and there always seems to be one who snarks about me not covering my light. Of course, that one guy (always a guy), is usually like 10th in a line of 20 other riders who all have their lights set on high. My favorite though, is riders that cover their bar-mounted light and then stare straight at you with their helmet-mounted light.

    I don't know what these people do when they get off the trail and into traffic...

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    ^They all congregate at the windmill behind drewdane's house

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    Have you thought that maybe your light is in fact annoying to others?

    I built a hood for my lights and no one complains at all. Even when they are on high power.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Meatmotor View Post
    Lumen Justice Warriors.

    (And to the fellow who deems it necessary to sling f-bombs at me and my 200 lumen, sharp-cutoff headlight

    every.

    single.

    morning.

    I hope you can take solace in the fact that a light much brighter than mine will soon be rising above the horizon at the same time as your commute. It would only be prudent to curse at the low-angle glaring sun, too.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by anomad View Post
    Have you thought that maybe your light is in fact annoying to others?

    I built a hood for my lights and no one complains at all. Even when they are on high power.
    Yes, i have. My headlight uses three LEDs which fire into reflectors which produce a beam pattern similar to those required by the German STVZO standard. It features a sharp cutoff to limit glare and scatter. On the low setting that I use for normal trail riding, the light outputs a paltry 200 lumens, which, if you consider the beam pattern that doesn't scatter above handlebar level, can't possibly be worse in oncoming glare than a 200-400 lumen simple conical reflector or lens-based design, even with a home-made hood.

    I'm also fairly certain that there's quite a bit more engineering behind the beam pattern and reflector design in the lights I use than a simple bent beer can, plain and simple.

    I don't mean to sound snooty, but when there is a better engineered solution than beer cans and electrical tape for something like oncoming glare and light scatter, I tend to prefer and employ it. I'd also add that there's a difference in lighting need between average cycling speeds. Riding at 8-14mph has quite different forward lighting requirements than riding at average speeds of 18-25mph on a bicycle.

    If any and every light is annoying to certain specific trail users, I'm not going to tailor my light usage to assuage peculiar reactionary behavior. Especially those who choose to call me a M'F'er. I doubt that type of reaction is borne of simple frustration or irritation. Calling people awful names at 6:50am reeks of a generally antagonistic (read: shitty) attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    I don't cover my light #sorrynotsorry

    My PM commute is southbound on the CCT, which means I'm usually the solitary reverse commuter going against a steady stream of northbound riders...and there always seems to be one who snarks about me not covering my light. Of course, that one guy (always a guy), is usually like 10th in a line of 20 other riders who all have their lights set on high. My favorite though, is riders that cover their bar-mounted light and then stare straight at you with their helmet-mounted light.

    I don't know what these people do when they get off the trail and into traffic...
    So... because other cyclists fail to cover their lights for whatever reason, you actively refuse to cover yours? Classy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Meatmotor View Post
    Lumen Justice Warriors.
    Whether or not this is the right name, there clearly needs to be a dictionary entry. The emotions around this are rivaled only by whether trainer "rides" are in fact rides, abortion, and e-bikes on MUPs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewdane View Post
    So... because other cyclists fail to cover their lights for whatever reason, you actively refuse to cover yours? Classy.
    "Classy" in some circles could be understood as "whiney socks-and-sandles wearing, complainey, or better, passive aggressive filthy-mouthed bikers should learn how to deal with normal life on a bike trail."

    I'd submit to the forum dictionary, to assuage fears that I'm overly partial to one side of the coin, that we add "Lu-manianic"—One who believes that anything more than 400 lumens is necessary at speeds less than 25mph.

    If I posted up on this forum every time I was inconvenienced in minor fashion by bright oncoming lights, there'd be a thread with a post for every day I ride my bike in the winter. Not only would these posts be boring, but they would do nothing to help cyclists develop an attitude of "Dirt-ness" - Happier on the bike you will be when you learn to accept the inadequacies of others sharing their trail with you, seasoned cyclist. Similar to the Tao of biking, "your front wheel is your responsibility."

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