Mountain Bike Night Trail Riding and Monoshock Lighting
Have you ever been stuck on a trail on your mountain bike as the sun goes down and are hurrying back to the truck before it gets too dark? Did you ever think of taking some of these tougher trails at night, when it is cooler out and when the bears and mountain lions are out hunting? Sure you have, me too. But unlike you, I have done this and let me tell you it is a complete rush indeed. Let me explain how you can join the real men who are not afraid of ferocious animals or the dark.You need a lighting system you can mount to your bike that does not use batteries so you can go all night and a system, which works of the actual bumps on the trail using electromagnetic induction technology to charge a capacitor instead of the lights working off a battery. Currently there are some nifty micro-flashlights being used which you can buy which use a similar technique and are available thanks to the Everlight Flashlight technology research lab. These smaller flashlights work by shaking them for about thirty seconds and shine for about 6 minutes and they shine quite bright since they use a very bright LED light.
Here is a link to this home use flashlight:.http://demo.physics.
html.Now on a mono-shock mountain bike you strap this onto the frame near the mono-shock which takes all the bumps, this laterally shacks the components of your flashlight and as long as you do not stop peddling and wimp out your light shines bright and you can enjoy one heck of a night mountain bike experience. Eventually some Mountain Bike Company will integrate the system into their bicycle frames until then you can use a strap system or duct tape. Do it, think on this.
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