Jeez, where’s everyone’s sense of adventure??
Spend the preceding 6 hours in total darkness to build up your visual purple
Take a Tescos Cree torch without spare batteries
Wear unsuitable clothing
Leave your mobile phone at home
Go off the beaten track down a deer trail
Don’t have a rear light – it only helps those that chase you..!
And most of all, DO NOT tell anyone where you’re riding… This just ruins the adventure.!
Edit: oh yeah, garlic, crucifix & a sharpened stick (or stake to the anoraks amongst us).Posted 5 years agotrevron73Member
I went 2 weeks ago and did not take my headtorch as back up,stoppped for a rest and look around,turned off the light and thought Damn its dark,then turned light back on 30 seconds later the light went off again and didnt come back on shit ?I was glad i was on a trail i ride every week ,but i still had a bit of poo in my lycra.TAKE A BACK UP LIGHT, and ride a trail you know well,Posted 5 years ago
OH and remember your bigger than most animals in the forrest(but there are more of them )takisawa2Subscriber
Decent rear light, in case you have to hit the roads to get back.
Tesco do a little red LED that easily attaches to a helmet with a zip tie. Being high up they are quite effective.
Nothing better than a night ride when its a full moon & clear night. Switch off your ights & its amazing how your eyes adapt.Posted 5 years agobadllamaMember
LOL some good stuff hear guys 😀
Are the powerful led lights effected by the mist/fog in the same way lamping torches are?
Use to do a fair bit of lamping and on foggy nights the light just bounced back at you so you could see……..not a lot. 😯
Maybe the led’s are not quiet powerful to cause that effect we used to use anything between 400,000 and 1,000,000 candle power 8)
Be intresting to know?Posted 5 years agoigrfMember
Don’t stick your helmet light on top of the helmet, One you look like a dork, Two you’ll lose it to low branches, wear it front and side universal soldier style, or like me have one on either side, main and back up, helmet light is the most important light.
Other than that enjoy, I’ve had some of my most fun rides, nightmare scenarios (careering downhill, rounding a bend and running into a sea of ‘eyes’ then getting trampled by sheep.
Having to pull the dog out of a snow covered lake just as my batteries failed, then realising I’m alone, no phone (always travel with iphone now) no lights and not entirely sure which was the quickest way out and to the pub, but saved by my back up light.
Nightriding is a total blast, took the new dog out for it’s first night ride last night, it got stuck in some mud, never a dull moment, nothing like a night ride to turn a drama into a mini crisis, I love it.Posted 5 years ago
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