Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Da Bike

I've been too nervous to get on my bike again since the owie, so I haven't ridden it back to Jason's yet.

He's still going to help me fix it up for Burning Man (extend the handlbars so I'm less crouchy, replace the brake pads because they're getting a bit low, and, well we kind of went and bought fun spray paint to make her even prettier! Squee!) so I guess I have to carefully ride it over there soon.

I mean, sure, I could stick it in the back of my trunk but that seems silly seeing as he lives so close and I'm going to be riding it for a week straight down on the desert.

But last night I finally saw a bike in town with Monkey Lights.

Monkey lights are these super bright LED magic computer light things that you put in your spokes and as you pedal they make patterns.

I saw them last year but didn't get any as I didn't figure I needed them on my bike.  I had EL wire and figured that was enough.  But I didn't realize/get that Black Rock City has no streetlights.  I know that sounds dumb, but you have no idea of how dark it is when you're used to living in a place that is actually fairly lit at night.

So even the EL wires didn't seem that bright and I wanted my bike better lit this year, because it feels safer and less likely that a vehicle won't see you.

But I'd never seen these lights until last night and when I saw them on this guy's bike?  Totally un-missable.  Perfect for the dark dark nights on the Playa and plus they look fun.

I don't care if they make a design, this guy was stopped when I saw them, it just means your bike is totally visible and that's what matters to me.

So the order went in this morning and they should be here by the end of the week.

I think my bike is going to look super awesome, just have to relax enough to get it to Jason so he can help me make that happen!


Jason Langlois said...

I hope you take a picture of this monkey light thing for us to see. It sounds so cool.

Victoria said...

I know, right?

I don't know how I would take a picture of it, but here's the link on amazon that has some pictures :)


Jason Langlois said...

That looks all kinds of cool!

Victoria said...