This week I have been doing a bit of research into what decent off road lights there are on the market. My first reaction is that there are some awesomely powerful, over 2000 lumen's, light sets that you could get. My second reaction is to the prices of them. Seriously, I've seen them escalate to up to £850. Granted they give you stadium light brightness but then I begin to wonder whether they are defeating the point of fun off road riding. Why make night into day with mad lights?
Now most people buy their lights to extend their rides or to be able to go out on a winter. However, I have started to look at them for a different reason. In a phrase, '24 hour racing'. I've competed in 24 hour races in the past with team mates and have enjoyed, suffered, hated and loved the experience. Whatever my emotions the one thing is it is something I probably won't forget and experiences like that in life are always worth doing.
The difference this time is that I want to for fill an ambition. I want to do one SOLO. Yep, this is usually reserved for the insane but its popularity is growing. Even if I only get to do one, then at least then I can say I've done it, or given it my best shot. So plans are in place and I'll talk more about that in future posts.
For now my Want It Wednesday has been between two lights. The Hope R4 and Exposer Toro Mk3. The Exposure is a great light and I love the fact there is no battery pack for it and with 975 lumens is a powerful enough light. However I have picked out the Hope R4 instead.
What are your wants for this week?
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Those that have written their wants this week and you can read are Paul