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    Night Riding

    Does anyone here ride at night? Particularly anyone not in an urban area. ...with proper lights and reflectors of course..... No missives, please. I'm just curious

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    Yes

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    Night commuter.

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    Year round commuter, day or night, rain or shine.


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    Yep, I commute in the dark, but my route goes through a relatively urban environment.

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    I used to, up until they built those projects on 441. Pretty much ruined a good 2 mile stetch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Year round commuter, day or night, rain or shine.

    Cars are people too, Michael.

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    In the winter, every night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Year round commuter, day or night, rain or shine.

    Did KITT ask Michael to sit on it's face?

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    Yep. I'm in the 'burbs and get off work at 1am. Temperature and traffic wise, it's the best time for summer cycling. The only downside to night riding is that road debris is harder to spot and avoid safely if there is traffic around me. Even the drunks are fewer since alcohol sales are illegal after midnight in Va.

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    Riding country roads at night is a blast, it's more intense if you ride with your front light off. Riding at night is great wherever you are, less traffic and the air seems calmer sometimes.

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    I live in the suburbs, if that's what you meant by non-urban. After dark is a nice time to ride, although there can still be traffic depending what roads you pick. A decent front light means you'll be able to see most of the obstacles and whatnot... riding in the road in line with the right tire-line of cars will mean there won't be a significant amount of road debris to worry about (a good idea no matter what time of day).

    Lights are more important front-and-back than reflectors, but most people don't run side-facing lights so I'd keep your spoke reflectors (or use reflective tape or something) if you're planning on riding at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclaholic
    Did KITT ask Michael to sit on it's face?

    The real question is does michael still respect the car in the morning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    The real question is does michael still respect the car in the morning?
    The real question is does KITT like skid marks on its face?

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