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Hi from Chicago, US

Hello, new forum member from the Chicagoland area of the U.S., located about 50 miles west of the City in what most would call the prairie. I'm a cyclist (22 years) and the area is absolutely perfect for that use. Started dabbling in night riding 3 seasons ago and am now hooked, at least during the fall and early spring when temperature and snow conditions are favorable.

I currently own a dedicated cycling Handelbar lamp plus 4 different torches. The torches are definitely addicting - I really only need one or two.

I've been perusing the site here - definitely a friendly bunch and I don't feel like I'm going to get yelled at by the admin like another site I can think of. Looking forward to participating in some discussions, but not sure I have that much to add but I'll try.

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Welcome to the forums, BetweenRides! Great to have you here.

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Hello Smile

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There are others here who use lights for cycling. Don't be concerned about contributing. Just jump in when something inspires you to comment. And if you should happen to get something new, please let us know what you think of it.Wink

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Welcome from another newbie in your neighborhood. Wink

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Welcome! Nice to see more cyclists here.

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Howdy, BetweenRides...and welcome to BLF!

Photon1k summed it up extremely well in just a couple of sentences. So instead of trying to come up with my own intro, let's all reread his:

 

photon1k wrote:

.... Don't be concerned about contributing. Just jump in when something inspires you to comment. And if you should happen to get something new, please let us know what you think of it.Wink (and send Match one li-ion each month and good luck is sure to follow)

 

Wise words, Phonton1k.....wise words.

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Match wrote:

Howdy, BetweenRides...and welcome to BLF!

Photon1k summed it up extremely well in just a couple of sentences. So instead of trying to come up with my own intro, let's all reread his:

 

photon1k wrote:

.... Don't be concerned about contributing. Just jump in when something inspires you to comment. And if you should happen to get something new, please let us know what you think of it.Wink (and send Match one li-ion each month and good luck is sure to follow)

 

Wise words, Phonton1k.....wise words.

LOL!!! Now, BetweenRides, see how smoothly Match did that? I continue to learn from the masterCool

Now Match, you're going to send me 1 in 3 of every cell you get, right?Sealed

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LOL Match & photon1k...

Anyway, Aloha and welcome to BLF BetweenRides!

 

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I am only here to help 0:)

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Yay! Another cyclist. Welcome to the madness!

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Hey there BetweenRides, welcome to BLF, we're glad you joined! I'm not exactly an expert myself, but I do know a good deal on a nice flashlight when I see one. So feel free to contribute tips on good deals (direct links are permitted and encouraged here) as well as reviews of your current and newly arrived equipment. Smile Or just hang out and enjoy reading.

Best regards.

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This is a great site, you'll enjoy it...very friendly people.  Also a cyclist here..I think we're onto something!

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sb56637 wrote:

Hey there BetweenRides, welcome to BLF, we're glad you joined! I'm not exactly an expert myself, but I do know a good deal on a nice flashlight when I see one. So feel free to contribute tips on good deals (direct links are permitted and encouraged here) as well as reviews of your current and newly arrived equipment. Smile Or just hang out and enjoy reading.

Best regards.

Thanks for all the kind words and welcome, I already feel at home! Glad to hear there are other cyclists, as that is my main usage of lights. I will be happy to post some reviews of my lights. I know where to post the torch review, but how about bar lights? Is there a specific subforum to post to?

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i had been a member here sinec half a month ago, a newbie too.welcome to BLF!

Flashlight may bring me a sunshine~

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BetweenRides

welcome here !

 

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BetweenRides wrote:

I know where to post the torch review, but how about bar lights? Is there a specific subforum to post to?

Hmm good question, I never thought about them. How many users here would find such a category useful?

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I lived in Chicago (Lunt Ave) for a year...

 

Small world, Welcome to BLF enjoy and ride on!

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If a bike light section would be too small, how about a miscellaneous catagory