One rider on the MVT covered his light around the south side of National Airport. I felt bad as I only pointed my down, but I had been crossing that bridge so my eyes were pretty glossed over from all the headlights that I just needed something. Kudos to that gentleman. Two other folks turned their lights away or dimmed them. So maybe this thread is enacting change or maybe leaving 40 minutes later introduced me to a more polite set of riders. I'm hoping the former.
Also, full ninja count was down. I did run into a group of what had to be 16 or so runners side-by-side. Not a problem except I was coming off the 14th St Bridge and they all seemed oblivious to anyone around them as the back lady seemed very startled. They went the other way so I didn't really care although I'm not really sure the path is wide enough, particularly coming off that bridge to run or bike two abreast.
I've pretty much stopped bothering with covering my headlight except on the W&OD between Columbia Pike and the Custis Trail intersections (since there is little ambient light along that stretch I have the light aimed higher). Instead I keep it on its lowest setting and aim it down so that the center of the light is on the pavement about ten to fifteen feet in front of me.
Originally Posted by Terpfan
I have eneloops (AA and AAA) and love them.
Originally Posted by GuyContinental