2012 Specialized Tarmac Elite Rival Mid Compact
2007 Cannondale Caffeine 29er Lefty. Crank Bros pedals, wireless cateye. Specialized body geometric seat(uh, saddle)
I used to ride quite a bit at predawn.
I once rode predawn around Jekyl Island. Fortunately, I had a really powerful headlight on. I discovered three things. Jekyl Island has a very large deer population. Deer tend to act like "deer in the headlights". And deer are irresponsible and do not install reflectors.
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.
"The Universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on a government contract." Robert A. Heinlein
I love night ridding here in Arizona in the summer time. Of course it is cooler all be it in the 90's. I found that a good quality light on the helmet and one on the bar works best for me. I have the Magic shine's, and now that they have the battery thing solved I have no problem recommending them. If I were to use only one light for some reason then it would be mounted on the helmet for sure. Try it, you may just like it as much as I do. Good luck.
Chief Executive In Charge Of Diddly Squat.
Taking on a long hill is like fighting a Gorilla. You don't stop when you are tired, You stop when the Gorilla is tired.
Now ridding a
Felt AR4 with Mavic Super light Premium wheels
If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.
In God we trust
Went to Home Depot last weekend and in the Christmas tree light section found a string of 32 small white LED's. They were battery supplied (3 AA) and I am going to sew them into a safety vest for noght riding. They are either steady on, blinking or fading in and out. Hopefully others will be able to see me better with this on.
Made it this far so I am going for broke. Living life to its fullest.