Lid Lights Contest Winner

02 Jun

This past Monday we held a contest to give away a set of Lid Lights, the cool LED helmet lights that could easily save your life. While there were several folks I would have liked to have given the lights to, I finally decided on Sandra (the person behind the A Promise To Dad blog).

Sandra, the latest contest winner

Sandra, the latest contest winner

Sandra is actually new to nighttime cycling, but she said that she wants to participate in the Nacho Ride which she describes as “a ride ten miles out-of-town on a gravel rails-to-trails path to a bar that serves cheap Tacos/Nachos which more than 200 cyclists participate in every Tuesday.”

If you read the “About” page on Sandra’s blog you will find out that she started cycling out of a promise made to her father to “get healthy.” Her father had Alzheimer’s disease before he passed away and I certainly can identify with that—we had to put my father into a nursing home last month due to that same horrible disease. In fact, one of the reasons I took up cycling was out of fear that I would develop Alzheimer’s myself. This disease is not hereditary and an article on the Mayo Clinic website claims that “population studies have suggested that exercise which raises your heart rate for at least 30 minutes several times a week can lower your risk of Alzheimer’s.” I love my wife and I do not want her to have to go through what my mother has in the past few years.

I normally send contest winners the actual product I reviewed, but Ed Kovak at Lid Lights has graciously offered to send Sandra a new set of Lid Lights—and she gets to choose the color of the lights! Thank you Ed!

One more note about Lid Lights: The current product is designed to attach to your bicycle helmet, but I really liked the suggestion that Kurt (kurtbredeson) made. He suggested that they also make lights available that would attach to the rear seat stays of your bike—and I think this is an awesome idea!


Posted by on June 2, 2013 in Life On Two Wheels


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18 responses to “Lid Lights Contest Winner

  1. Mountainstroh (Tony)

    June 2, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Good choice pal!

  2. kruzmeister

    June 3, 2013 at 6:07 AM

    Congrats Sandra and yes I agree, very good choice! 🙂

  3. Joboo

    June 3, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    Been away for awhile, life happens don’t ya know!! 😉
    I couldn’t think of a better post to come back to!!
    Good for you Sandra, Congrats!!
    May these lid lights keep you seen from far and wide, and in all directions!!
    Pedal On!!

  4. kurtbredeson

    June 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    That’s great news, best of luck with night riding, Sandra!
    Thanks for mentioning my suggestion!

  5. Sandra

    June 5, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Oh my goodness, I’m SO excited to try out the Light My Lid prize!!! I am so excited to start doing the early dawn/late dusk rides that would put me on the trail before and after dark. We have 150+ miles of rails-to-trails in and around my town, and I cannot wait to explore them at all different times of the day and now NIGHT!
    I do have front and rear lights, but I always worry about being t-boned, and these lidlights will make me wonderfully pinkblinkie visible from the side.
    Heck, I might even use them during the day. Someone just got hit in my town on a scooter (hit and run–luckily they caught the guy). . . Anything for safety!
    I’ll post photographs of the inaugural ride next week!
    Thanks again, David and Ed of Light My Lid!!!

    • bgddyjim

      June 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      Woohoo!!! Congrats Sandra! A fine choice indeed!

  6. Laura

    June 6, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Congrats Sandra!

  7. Sarah Kopf

    June 7, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Congrats Sandra!


    June 7, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    So sorry to hear about your dad. That is a really tough situation. I didn’t know that exercise helped to prevent the disease.

    • All Seasons Cyclist

      June 11, 2013 at 6:06 PM

      There are numerous articles that show a strong correlation between aerobic exercise (such as cycling or swimming) and a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. Just another reason to keep working out!

  9. Irish Katie

    June 10, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Yahhhh Sandra….and I agree with other….EXCELLENT winner choice!

    (Sandra…what bike ride were you at? I see the markings on your leg…so it was a timed event I am assuming. Awesome!)


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