I'm sure this has been brought up before, but I'm fairly new here and haven't seen it. With the days getting shorter the only time I have to ride during the week is at dusk or later. I just bought $35 worth of lights; a high intensity LED headlamp and a red LED taillight. Both of these can be set to blink or burn steady.
I live in a very small town. Less than a mile in any direction and I'm on fairly desolate, hilly country roads with little traffic. On a 5-10 mile ride I usually meet or get passed by about 2-3 pickup trucks going at a good rate of speed. I can hear them coming from a long ways off and I get to the other side of the road.
I love being out riding at night. I think the folks around here think I'm weird, but I also believe they think I'm crazy and they leave me alone.
I used to carry a mag light and turn it on when I heard someone coming but I like the LED's better.
I even do this in the winter as long as the roads are dry.
I once saw someone riding trails at night, in the winter, in the local state park but I haven't tried that yet.
Does anyone else indulge in this kind of behavior?