Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Watching all of you on O.B.I.T.
Bikes: Gunnar Street Dog
I rode last night for about two hours, in the night. Loved it, always have . I suppose it might be a "gender thing", as I have seen very, very few women riding night. Here in the Northeast, we have entered the realm of "the off season", since it now gets dark so quickly. Also, it might make it into the 70s during the day, but once that sun is gone, the temp. drops very fast. Ride anyway. I stick with the roads I am familiar with. Some things bear repeating:
State laws on these two items vary, so check with your own state laws.
My headlight is a Busch and Mueller Ixon IQ. Very strong light, no battery bag, no proprietary batteries. 4 double A sized Nimh batteries provide the juice. The beauty of this light really comes out at this time of year.
So,,, Some parts of Suburban Boston are like a strange movie at night. No one is around, everyplace is closed. Very,,, surreal.
Of course, some of the best night riding is to be had during the sultry summer months, in the middle of the night. Don't believe it? You'll have to experience it for yourself.