I call it "magic bed" - I get in all muddy and, hey presto, in the morning my legs are pretty clean!
Night Rides are...
WOW. I need to get myself a light, have never night rode but boy does it sound good! excellent posts lads haha
just blame the dog !
Archie didn't come with us!
Besides he gets better thought of than i do in our house.
thinkknow i'm bottom of the pecking order. (somewhere below the fish )
Great threasd! I love night riding.Last night I arrived home late after one pint too many. Didn't bother cleaning my bike,or myself. Not good.
back from night ride, 3 hours of fun with 'duggie style'. Night riding is immense, trails look so different. TBH i commute either one way or two ways ( depending on shift times) every day so road riding in the dark is not new. have to agree with the feeling of stillness and peacefulness around you at 1am is priceless.
inspired by this thread went out for my first solo night ride tonight, made it interesting going out on my cyclocross loved it. Now drinking black sheep and waiting for some food to arrive.
Tuesday nights Keswick Mountain bike ride,Horizontal snow on Dodd wood,Very difficult to see anything! freezing feet and hands but loved every minute of it!!
Picture thanks to Max Cousins,(Happy Birthday)!
No 9 is SO TRUE! But she's getting used to it now.
My father in law used to be a rally driver and loved night rallies which he felt were a bigger buzz and also (for him) safer - maybe it's something similar. He could never sleep after one though - all hyped up.
One thing I find funny though is that really simple stuff can trip me up. EG at the bottom of a steep bit I stop to get my breath and reflect on how brilliant it was - but because there's no perphiral vision I didnt realise there was a hole right there where I wanted to put my foot. Duh!
I was in Glentress tonight and saw lots of folk including a small group with a young chap (maybe 7 ish) heading up toward Spooky Wood (which still has lots of ice and frozen snow). Hats off young man! If he can do it.....
Chucky... you took the words from me. When I ride the ICR at night I always find it to be faster and more fun.
Night Riding is ACE for many many reasons. The feeling of remoteness, of being the only people on the planet, the views, the stars (watched a satellite shoot over Rivi pike the other week) and the warm welcoming door of the pub!!
discovering your 20 quid pikey ebay LED torch (including charger and 2 sets of betteries) is brighter than your other half's 200quid-retail light, and showing him the way home. We're both in the less-is-more camp on the lighting front but he wasn't impressed with his cateye tripleshot...
Agree night riding seems to make for fsster/smoother riding; you loosen up and ride whatever happens to be underneath you rather than target-fixate on the hazard and tense up.
Good thread for motivating us to get out, did first nide ride in a looong time this week and itching to make the effort to get out again.
A group of us have been night riding every week now since about now last year. In the middle of the summer I was actually missing the dark nights and slippery trails.
Cant count the number of trees Ive ridden into or the number of times we have ended up in the bushes laughing.
Ive also enjoyed kicking golf balls like mountain bike polo players as we rode over the golf course in the dark.
Quite possibly more fun than riding in the day.
mmmmmm sounds like i'm missing out on something here
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