- Loving these night rides
The other thing I love is knowing I don’t have to rush back home for anything. The kids are in bed, no more plans for the evening, ride as long as I like
But what if they wake up?
I worry mine’ll get spooked at the prospect of waking in an empty house……He is only three, bless the little pansy…
DrPPosted 4 years agoprawnyMember
I went out on Tuesday and really didn’t enjoy it, couldn’t get used to the lack of vision and the weired noises.
Ummed and ahhd about going out last night. Thought I’d give it a go, just for the excercise and it clicked, big style. I had a great time, screaming around berms, hitting jumps faster than I had all summer. A couple of Strava (spit) segments were within a couple of seconds of my PBs set last summer.
Love good dark night rides. Sometimes wish I had someone to ride with though, if only for protection against vampires.Posted 4 years agoRobinLSubscriber
We were out last night in and around the local woods, got a clear view of a badger as it ran off, a few rabbits and then a couple of guys with greyhounds ….. maybe there will be less rabbits next time !Posted 4 years ago
Even warm enough to sit outside the pub for a pint before a gentle ride home.
Lunchtime, so thought I’d start a largely pointless thread to discuss how ace night riding is. Despite it only being a few months ago since my last regular night rides, I’d forgotten how much fun it is to swoop through the trees with only that little patch of light in front of you. I’ve even been taking my “good bike” out instead of the blooming-hard-work singlespeed. Maybe that’s why I’m enjoying it so much 😆
(that said, there’s some sunshine out there right now that keeps winking at me)Posted 4 years agodannyhMember
yes, it’s pretty spesh out there at night right now. Warm, dusty trails and pretty clear skies.
We did a couple of hours on Wednesday night – group of seven, absolutely great.
It also really spices up familiar trails. I don’t know what hit my pedal on one descent, it resulted in one of those ‘groin nearly down on the top tube just behind the stem, bike waggling wildy’ moments. Thankfully I just had the strength to get my weight back again before the front wheel hit anything!
Whatever it was, I didn’t see it on the way back up, either!
There’s another nice sliver of singletrack on that route, where the slightly over-grown grass hides big-ish rocks just off the edge of the trail. You can just see them in the light, but not with lights – made it much more of a challenge.
I’m hoping to be out again on Saturday and Tuesday – can’t wait!Posted 4 years agodukeduvetSubscriber
Was out on my first this year last Tuesday.
Great seeing all the wildlife – bats flying along with you in your light beams, foxes.
I even came across another mtb’er and we had in impromptu flat out race down a good lengthy piece of singletrack. That was awesome!
Just ordered some solarstorms too so next ride should be able to actually see where I am going rather than just having my lame trustfire torchPosted 4 years ago
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