Headlamp

Biking across campus the other night I saw a bright beam bobbing toward me at a nice clip. As it approached it lit up the dark University path like bluish alien daylight. Turned out to be a light attached to the helmet of a bicyclist. My puny old Cat Eye is barely bright enough to help cars see me coming, certainly doesn’t light up no roadway. I wanted a halogen coal miner’s riding light like that fellow’s.

A couple days later at Hank and Frank’s to have some quick chain work done and checked out the high-end lights. They had the very light in stock — $400 — more than most people spend on an entire bicycle. But hell, it’s bright as a bluish alien day, right?

Yesterday rushing home to watch Miles as Amy went off to teach, hit a hard bump and the Cat Eye went flying, busted into a bunch of pieces.

Tonight coming out of the grocery store, saw a guy who had a plastic flashlight roped to his handlebars with a bungie cord. He didn’t spend no $400.

You see my dilemma.

No, this does not mean I am going to buy a $400 headlamp.

Music: Embryo :: Djangedi

3 Replies to “Headlamp”

  1. won’t believe you till i see you w/o the $400 headlamp. you’re not getting an xserve either i take it.

    i know – baby and real estate. fuck it. live in a teepee and let miles gather berries. i think you need an xserve and a $400 headlight.

  2. >>Tonight coming out of the grocery store, saw a guy who had a plastic flashlight roped to his handlebars with a bungie cord.

    I wonder if there isn’t some sort of handlebar clamp that would hold a standard MagLite[tm] (presumably one of the shorter models :).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.