A test ride


Yesterday was a three legged test ride. We went out in the dark to Richmond Park in London around the “off road bit”, well the walking path.

Part I : As you know I got the SuperNova E3 but I haven’t really tested the light, a bit hard in central London. Too bad last night we had a bit of cloud cover which did give a bit of glare in the park. So I think that I could cycle around the “yellow brick road” without any light. Though I would probably not be going too fast or have spotted the man walking his dog, without the light. But it was dark enough to give a good idea how this light would work in pitch black. The SuperNova gives a very good cover and the colour warmth is spot on for me. So I can look into the light and not be total blinded when looking outside the light glare. I like the idea of being able to see what is going on around me. So still top marks for this light.

Part II : I also invested in the SuperNova rear light. Not that I could see it while riding, but I was told that it was very bright and clear from these three little lights. The only problem is that there is not much light to be seen from the sides. Though top marks for the neat design, a more detailed review to come when I have fitted it to the racks.

Part III : I finally got a new waterproof dhb Wickham eVENT Waterproof Cycling Jacket from wiggle.co.uk. The main reason was to test out how warm it would be and how it handles sweat :) And it did very well and again a full write up when I have tried it out in some rain.

A top 15 miles spin on paths in parts of the park I haven’t been before.


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