Clocks going forward, anyone going to miss fully dark evening rides?
Well you can always go out later… 😉 [EDIT: ninja-ed!]
Our Thursday rides start at 8pm so people can get kids to bed etc. There’s only a brief midsummer window of six weeks or so when you don’t actually need lights at all.
Lovely being out in the long summer twilight though.Posted 6 years agoAlexSubscriber
I really enjoy night riding. Even when it’s grim and cold. Once you’re out, it’s always fab. But I am VERY HAPPY to be starting in the light from next week. I feel I’ve earned it! Also for commuting coming home in the light will be great.
We don’t start most of the time until 7:30pm so we’re always night riding except for about a month in midsummer.Posted 6 years agopixelmixMember
On balance, sunshine and daylight is for the best, but one of the paths I use on my way home from a night ride isn’t really suitable for the day time, as it is too narrow with blind bends, and it will be a nightmare dodging the dog walkers. Guess I’ll need to revert to the boring wide tarmac path instead for that section. 😕Posted 6 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Can’t come soon enough, I like a good night ride, but good old fashioned daylight is far more enjoyable, plus my lights are in need of a bit of maintenance now, it’s been a hard winter…
To be honest I’ll still do summer night rides, they seem faster and less of a muddy slog, plus I quite like starting in the early evening and riding as the sun sets, looping back to do some of the same singletrack again after dark…
The only downside with summer is there tend to be more belligerent dog walkers and Doggers knocking about in my local woods…Posted 6 years ago
I’ve really enjoyed my night rides this season although the only downside is that it generally means being out in shocking weather. Some of the trails feel betetr in the dark than in daylight which may explain why I enjoy it more. It will be good to have daylight and (hopefully) dry rides again though.
Roll on next winter! 😀Posted 6 years agoPookSubscriber
+1 for feeling like I’ve earned my daylight this winter. My bike, clothes, washing machine and mop are all screaming out for dustiness rather than mud when I’m out.Posted 6 years ago
Last nights ride was beautiful, riding through sunset until the stars appeared, on fast, dry, fun trails.
Must admit I’m glad to see the back of winter this year.Capt. KronosSubscriber
Done NO riding to speak of this winter, looking forward to getting back into it with the benefit to motivation that comes of lighter evenings!
Night riding is fun, but I want to get my mojo (ha!) back (ha! again) before I even think about going down that particular route 😉Posted 6 years agodevsMember
I have ridden 5-6 times a week in the dark this winter including a 24hr event. You can’t do that unless you love it but even I am a bit weary of the novelty now. Bring on the warm and the sun and balmy evenings where a pub stop till midnight still involves a ride home in daylight.Posted 6 years ago
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