Has anyone else looked into the original poster's history on the forum.Earl Spool wrote: ↑20 Dec 2020, 8:35pm I was driving along a dark lane this evening and needed to pull into the middle of the road in order to reverse into a driveway. There was a car quite a long way off and coming along slowly, so that was OK. I pulled across - and suddenly a cyclist materialised from nowhere, swerving to avoid me, gave me an earful and rode off. Turned out the two headlights I thought were a car were two lights on his handlebar, bright and set close together so they looked exactly like a car a long way away. (My passenger thought exactly the same). It seems to me that any combination of two front lights is likely to do that, given how many cars go around with one bright and one dim front light. But two the same, and with car-headlight brightness, are especially dangerous.
'Earl Spool' hasn't posted any other posts, before or since.
Did he (or she) join the forum just to bellyache about someone who could have been a victim of Earl Spool's own behaviour?
There have been mentions about one-off posters recently, and reasons for doing it - I think (not sure) that one such reference came from one of the mods.
At least this thread has generated some positive discussion, and sharing of opinion among cyclists, about our lighting preferences and reasons for them.
It also generated Brucey's illustrated post about cycle lighting distribution. (Page 5, above - 12th January)
Haste ye back Brucey, we're all rooting for your recovery - my best wishes.
Also, at least, we should be grateful for how far cycle lighting has come since the 'Never-Ready' offerings of the 70s, which in turn were a very significant advance on 50s and 60s lighting.