With working on an R-12, I find myself putting in a lot of solo miles. I'm doing a non-rando distance event this weekend, and I'm just wondering how many other people feel comfortable with overnight solo riding?
I've done some solo night riding, but only for the finish of a 300k which was just a few hours up to midnight. I'm setting off on Friday after dark for a pre-ride lap of the Seattle Tour de Cure century course so I finish up in time for the morning packet pick up, and I'll ride my second lap with the organized event.
The last overnight riding I did was on a 400k last summer and I had a ride partner, plus it was a different experience; we were tired from riding all day. I'll be starting fresh for the night on this ride.
Are you comfortable with night time soloing?
Is there anything you do differently for a night time solo ride versus a day solo?