Flock All Night- BikeFest Eidition – LightFest

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Nick D
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Nick D
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… and for the tall bike…

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stefb
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i have lights but not as impressive as yours.


msprout
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Wait til you see what Rob, myself and others cooked up for our rides. Let’s just say that my bike might be lit up to a dangerous degree. Haha.


chrsjxn
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Will we have working music this time?


88MS88
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+1 Boring Blinkies only. I think I have light envy.


cburch
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i’m going to have all my mtb lights and whatever blinkies stef doesn’t use. it might not look as flashy, but i will blind people if i point my bike and helmet directly at them. possibly in a permanent manner (that handlebar light stef had on the last night ride is not my bright light).


88MS88
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Speed and hill wise is this like a more typical FOC or Midnight Mass?


robjdlc
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Typical FOC. Basically just FOC – at night.


Nick D
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reddan
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Looks like a barber pole and a pretzel got really drunk one night.


robjdlc
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Sort of like that M&M commercial.


robjdlc
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From last night, educating Greg on electricity:


msprout
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Here’s a preview of the setup I can only call ‘the Lighthouse of Alexandria.’


Nick D
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I want to see what Rob has come up with…


stefb
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Just to be clear- what are the meeting and departing times?


Lyle
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I expect a guy with an auto fetish supply store to put a neon ground effects kit on his high-rider.


robjdlc
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Meet at 10, roll out by 1030.

Lyle – thats pretty much what I did with msprout’s bike.


bikeygirl
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If I’m not passed-out tired I’ll try to come down for the ride today, but I don’t have any lights on my bike except the standards :(

Is that ok?


stefb
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i might run down to REI and get those spoke lights that people had a few weeks ago. i love those!


Nick D
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Lyle, I was going to do a bunch of LEDs and CCFT’s, but after putting all of the EL wire on, I wasn’t spending any more time on it.

Lucia, you better be there!

Stef, do it!


stefb
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i got them but i am not sure they’ll work on my spokes


salty
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That was a lot of flocking fun although I felt horribly under-lighted… maybe next time.


robjdlc
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Looks like the batteries I picked up werent in the best shape. My 12v gave up maybe an hour into the ride. In hindsight, I should’ve just stuck to the wheels.

Maybe I’ll do pac-man some time. Maybe.


salty
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Anyone ever try/see these things in action?

http://www.hokeyspokes.com/

They have a buy 2 get 1 special going on now so I think I might give it a shot. They’re supposed to be able to do 16 character messages which is perfect for “FLOCK OF CYCLES” (with 1 to spare, even)


alnilam
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FOC Lightfest: The only group bike ride visible from space?


Lyle
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I like the hokeyspokes, just could never justify the cost.

It would be cool if you could modify these to permit a longer message. Then you could team up with multiple bikes.


stefb
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it was fun last night!

i might get those hokeyspokes….


salty
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I ordered a set, so we’ll see how cool they are on the next FoC.

Maybe I’ll try to rig up a stereo as well so Nick can shave some pounds off his bike… I have these powered speakers than can run on D batteries.

PS: who went back to the west end bridge party? come on, own up to it!


msprout
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it was awesome. there were 400 people there, and I’m pretty sure Hillary Clinton was there grinding on some dude.


salty
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i heard there was a slinkies reunion show too


edmonds59
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What? There was a West End bridge party, and I missed it?


stefb
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i am guessing that the slinkies was a ska band. did nick say what kind of music they played?


CPollack
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Yeah, Nick’s buddy yelling “LONG LIVE THE SLINKIESSSSS!” Was the best thing ever, and Nick totally denying knowing that man EVER.Hahahaha.I am sad none of us decided that a party,under a bridge,”with glowsticks and bowmchickawowwow music” wasn’t something worth checking out by 60 people on glowing bikes.


bikeygirl
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Man! Sounds like despite making it to the ride, I lost a lot of fun stuff by leaving early! Oh well….. it was a fun time and I’m glad I made it for part of it. After the long-day I had today, it was a wise decision I left early.

Until next time then!!

Also…. I hope to see some of you at the ‘Zoom the Tombs’ ride tomorrow at 2pm! :D


edmonds59
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AND it was ska? I am so pissed. And sad.


Nick D
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I honestly had no clue who that guy was.


cburch
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i wish i was faster than nick so i could ride in front of him and yell at him to pick it up.


Shawn
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Anyone posting any of the pictures?


robjdlc
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There are a few on the facebooks.

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