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Adding Conspicuity
« on: June 26, 2018, 04:56:35 pm »
A friend of mine use to hang a mirror covered disco ball on top of his hang glider to make him more visible to approaching aircraft. It was very effective as it would reflect the sun in all directions.

I got to thinking, what would happen if I hung one of them on my bike?
Would I get pulled over for distracting cage drivers?

I might try it out. I could always claim it's a lucky charm to keep me safe.

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Re: Adding Conspicuity
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2018, 08:49:47 pm »
...I got to thinking, what would happen if I hung one of them on my bike?...
I think the words you're looking for are "target fixation"...

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Target fixation is an attentional phenomenon observed in humans in which an individual becomes so focused on an observed object (be it a target or hazard) that they inadvertently increase their risk of colliding with the object. It is associated with scenarios in which the observer is in control of a high-speed vehicle or other mode of transportation, such as race-car drivers and motorcyclists.[1] In such cases, the observer may fixate so intently on the target that they steer in the direction of their gaze, which is often the ultimate cause of a collision.

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Re: Adding Conspicuity
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2018, 02:10:33 am »
Instead of disco ball you can hang this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truck_nuts
 It is very conspicuous   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: Adding Conspicuity
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2018, 02:12:59 am »
But crude, lewd and socially unacceptable.  ;)

I thought COG members had class...

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Re: Adding Conspicuity
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2018, 02:55:27 am »
...I got to thinking, what would happen if I hung one of them on my bike?...
I think the words you're looking for are "target fixation"...

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Target fixation
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Target fixation is an attentional phenomenon observed in humans in which an individual becomes so focused on an observed object (be it a target or hazard) that they inadvertently increase their risk of colliding with the object. It is associated with scenarios in which the observer is in control of a high-speed vehicle or other mode of transportation, such as race-car drivers and motorcyclists.[1] In such cases, the observer may fixate so intently on the target that they steer in the direction of their gaze, which is often the ultimate cause of a collision.

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...which leads to a slight modification. Mount it on a pole so that it swings out during stops so that it is behind the driver stopped next to you. Yea, that would work, kinda like a fish lure. Have them crash into the vehicle next to you.

And yet, another wonderful cartoon idea. >:D
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Re: Adding Conspicuity
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2018, 03:55:58 am »
Sort of like this?



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Re: Adding Conspicuity
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018, 11:47:26 am »
This thread is not what I expected , but too funny  :rotflmao:
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Re: Adding Conspicuity
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2018, 01:42:12 pm »
Sort of like this?



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Hey, that even looks like Harry!!
   :)

just-a-thought;
Harry, instead of hanging the little Christmas ball on the front of your bike, how about gluing it to the top of your helmet,,
           or (better yet) buy a helmet with the little shiny squares all over it.  :great:
                      Could be seen from all sides!!    :great:


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Re: Adding Conspicuity
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2018, 02:16:40 pm »
Sort of like this?



Chris

Hey, that even looks like Harry!!
   :)

just-a-thought;
Harry, instead of hanging the little Christmas ball on the front of your bike, how about gluing it to the top of your helmet,,
           or (better yet) buy a helmet with the little shiny squares all over it.  :great:
                      Could be seen from all sides!!    :great:


"Ohh ohh", I can sense another Road Rash cartoon in the making...

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=AQtamJVJ&id=35E6C73573EC24C6D18CC33EFF8DC470315040CD&thid=OIP.AQtamJVJBf5dDp-qfe0O1QHaFA&mediaurl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.plungeproductions.com%2fwp-content%2fgallery%2fdisco-ball-costume%2fdisco-ball-helmet.jpg&exph=474&expw=700&q=disco+ball+motorcycle+helmet&simid=608054134659419528&selectedIndex=20&qpvt=disco+ball+motorcycle+helmet&ajaxhist=0

Ride safe, Ted

I'm gonna test my idea while parked next to my good buddy...Ted.  >:D
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Re: Adding Conspicuity
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2018, 02:21:54 pm »
Ted won't be able to take his eyes off of you. You know how he's attracted to shiny objects. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: Adding Conspicuity
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2018, 02:35:31 pm »
Actually that was Harry and OMAC.
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Re: Adding Conspicuity
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2018, 02:53:23 pm »
Maybe Harry's "is" onto something?

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Re: Adding Conspicuity
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2018, 03:05:37 pm »
Maybe Harry's "is" onto something?

https://scoop-cms.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/551122a847a155693a8b4568/DiscoBallHeads-20.jpg

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A helmet like that would be awesomeness. But heavy as hell.  :(



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Re: Adding Conspicuity
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2018, 03:15:26 pm »
Harry, your in luck.   :great:
  I found ya one to buy.

    PS: I went ahead and made the first bid "in your name"...
               {Glad I could help}
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« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2018, 03:27:03 pm »
welcome to 1975....
what we thought back then, as ridiculously funny (yes, I did make one.. and even wore it a couple times racing MX...) comes full circle...

now its fashionable...



also had a "fully chromed" one, I got at a garage sale in '78,

so, 40 years later, you guys think yer cool for coming up with it????

 :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :))

next thing you will probably "invent" the cool "Fiber optic" helmet... you know, the one where you drill like 1000 tiny holes in the shell, and glue all those little strands from the inside thru the holes...



yep, did that one to, real waste of a good buzz back in 78...
 :)) :)) :)) :)) :))  "dude, that is soooooo coool..."

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« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2018, 03:35:59 pm »
why stop there tho, because if you are really freaking old...(like Ted)
these were the BOMB...





so cool, the cops copied it...



but remember, as always "batteries NOT included"...
and back then, carbon batteries lasted about 20 minutes... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


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Hey, that "Would" look good on Harry.    He wouldn't even need a battery to light them up!
   "The way I figure it"  He wouldn't need no stinkin' helmet.
        {We could drill holes in his head}...  :great:
                At night, he would be Conspicuous as heck!!           

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Re: Adding Conspicuity
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2018, 11:43:00 am »
Dam you guys  ow I actually  want one of those mohawk helmet tops in fiberoptic  LOL
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Re: Adding Conspicuity
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2018, 01:47:29 pm »
   {Hmmm, maybe Harry has a catchy idea?}  :rotflmao:

Just so you know. We're total Angels, and not trying to hurt the others that might want to try this..  O:-)

We're trying to help our Buddy "Harry" with his Adding Conspicuity plans...…..   :D
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Hmm, you gave me an idea..
     Maybe we can drill the holes in his head, so that he has a fiberoptic "Mohawk".

What do ya think Harry?

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Re: Adding Conspicuity
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2018, 10:45:34 pm »
I was gonna apply for a patent, then I found this:



and this on the tube...

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« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2018, 02:51:26 am »
Is it DOT compliant...LOL
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« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2018, 03:02:17 am »
Is it DOT compliant...LOL

At the end of each fiber is a bright DOT. So yes, it is DOT compliant.
Next question.
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« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2018, 01:48:01 pm »
Is it DOT compliant...LOL

At the end of each fiber is a bright DOT. So yes, it is DOT compliant.
Next question.

As you would expect; I do have a "next question" or 2.

#1  Did you buy/make your Disco helmet?   ::)
#2  When do you plan to drill the holes in your head for the Mohawk?   :sign0151:
#3  After inserting the fiber optics into the head/holes,,, will the fiber optic's flash?  :PDT_Armataz_01_37:

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Re: Adding Conspicuity
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2018, 04:43:13 am »
Is it DOT compliant...LOL
you have misspelled word DOLT, haven'tcha?