who else had an excellent night ride last night?
1) The sheep that stared us out and was this close > < to ramming us
2) The three mental dogs that barked, came blatting out of a farm at us, then were scared by our lights so just stood about 3 yards away wondering what was going on.
3) The descents being dry and brilliant
Top ride.Posted 6 years agorOcKeTdOgSubscriber
cold, greasy and clear http://a-pic-a-ride.blogspot.com/2011/11/stargazing-ride.htmlPosted 6 years agodavid jeyMember
Did a ‘non trail centre’ Afan valley ride up to the windfarm and down the bridleway descent to Abercregan. No moon, and hardly any natural light up at the windfarm so the best stars I’ve seen for a while.
Nice to see quite a few other bikers out and about – busier than a summer evening it was!Posted 6 years agoalmightydutchMember
Yep cracking ride for me and me mate, 15 miles up Cannock Chase.
Takisawa2 sounds like your route was similar to ours as we also went Sherbrook Valley and then by the forestry works by severn springs.Posted 6 years ago
We originally were gonna go just to the stepping stones and back but it ended up a wee bit longer as we were having a great time until my mates puncture(felt cold after that)
well, it started out great. Rode/puffed/swore uphill (bloody steep uphill as well) from 250m – 900m summit that took 1.5hrs, had a biccy and a laugh at the top with my buddy in the pitch black.
Started on teh route down, first time on this route in teh dark, and with all the leaves we instantly got lost, found the trail again, had fun, then 15 minutes inot what should be 45 mins of the most glorious flowy singletrack descent, my rear mech ate itself. Joy. Had to freewheel down the road and get a bus home! poo!
Thought about single speeding it, but then remembered, thankfully, that that might not be a good idea on a full suss.
Did manage to clear, for the first time, a gnarly bit at the top that I normally bottle in the daytime. Wierd that.
KevPosted 6 years agoyunkiMember
just got in from my first intentional pre-meditated night ride.. (late afternoon early evening really..)
It was a solo effort so I kept it fairly short and sweet and quit whilst I was ahead.. In all I probably only rode in full darkness for less than an hour…
It was ace to be able to get the extra few hours of riding in.. I saw a couple of owls and enjoyed certain parts of the trail.. but I’m not sure whether that will be enough to persuade me to go out alone at night around a very moist, dark and slippery Lustleigh Cleave again..Posted 6 years agopostierichSubscriber
Four of us out around here http://connect.garmin.com/activity/130379216#.TswyW4EAZC0.facebook dropped to 1.1 degrees lots of loose rock, getting used to letting it go going dowm!
No beer @ the end 😥
RichPosted 6 years agocrispy baconMember
A tad late on this but tonights night ride up to Kit Hill & the woods behind in Cornwall with 4 mates was another great ride in superb dry weather. It was a bit windy tho but mainly we were out of the wind in the woods.
I’m new to night riding & this was only my third ride but I must say what a fantastic experiance night riding is & I’m hooked on it 🙂Posted 6 years agobelugabobMember
Usual Wednesday night ride round the local woods with like-minded loonies – of course it was excellent.Posted 6 years ago
Bikes, mud, getting lost because of leaf covered trails, fast but slippy descents and a couple of deer, all within a 10 minute ride from home – what’s not to like?
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