So, just got back from (not) night riding. Drove out to the Mendips, got the bike out of the car and suddenly realised how dark/remote it was... Put the bike back in the car and went to Tesco instead. I have a whole catalogue of excuses for bailing including:
- It was raining, and despite it being dry all day here, there was a lot of standing water around - wet limestone is not very grippy.
- It was very foggy (visibility < 5m on the way there).
- I'm nursing the tail end of a hangover.
Fact is through, if it had been daylight none of this would have stopped me. I am perfectly happy riding on my own in the daytime. I live alone, so if I did kill myself no one would miss me for a while but still...
At the risk of opening myself up for a torrent of abuse with this question; am I a massive wuss, or is night riding solo a scary proposition?