Had a run in with a dog walker last night about the need to be able to see in the dark. I was cycling on a shared bridleway across Epsom downs yesterday, pitch black with no ambient light at all. Had my front light on its highest setting so I can see all that is happening in front. Passed one dog walker who gave way to me kindly and wished me a good evening. Came up behind another dog walker who as I passed (he was walking in the same direction I was going) questioned the need for me to need to be able to see so far ahead of me (using some very colourful language). I answered that I needed to be able to see people like him and not run them over or his dog and just got a very sustained barrage of abuse. Had a similar situation on my road bike with a pedestrian about 3 weeks ago with my light on the flashing setting. I always tilt my light slightly down so not to dazzle people. Anyone else had issues similar? Just don’t think there is any need for abusive comment when all I am trying to do is get home.
I did not find the right solution from the internet.