Demo of how to be seen on a trike. Far more dramatic than still pics.
The low light gives us a poor quality video, yet illustrates the importance of good lighting. In the float Terry [BROL tytrikes] gives his view. In the last third of the vid, I ride my RANS Citi Crank Forward, without its headlight because it is on the trike. The "be seen lights," a 400L headlight & taillight, work very well.
Future night videos will require lighting. I plan to use infrared lighting. Anyway, please note the video for what it is worth.
See also, Silk in Motion I
Well, my unofficial spreadsheet now has the UMCA OFFICIAL RESULTS [lap 13 above–bolded]for Maria Parker’s ride October 10, 2009. Congratulations Maria and crew. Now we knew [unofficially] she had ridden more than 241 miles. Here is what we did not know for sure [the other 2 records]:
- 100 Mile 4 hr 47 min 56 sec 4:47:56 20.84 mph
- 200 Mile 9 hr 55 min 34 sec 9:55:34 20.15 mph
I think there are many who would love to complete a century that fast. most would love to just finish a double-century. These records are a remarkable achievement by a remarkable person.
Thanks to Dr. Jim Parker for providing me the official results [e-mail addresses removed].
Dr. Parker’s message to me…
Today, SCEPTER [Single-purpose, Cycling Experiences, Pan & Tilt, Event Recorder ~ Thanks to Drew Robertson] captured Silk as I rode her for a few short neighborhood laps. Inspired by Terry Stankunas [BROL Member tytrike], I went for a few jaunts in the late afternoon and twilight.
Silk in Motion II, is up…