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    First double century at night

    I'm going to be attempting my first double century in two weeks. I plan to start at 6:00 in the evening. This will be the first part of a 330 mile ride that I will complete in 48 hours. I'm doing it at night to avoid the heat, wind, and traffic... plus it'll be really cool to see the sun set and rise again. I will be alone and unsupported. Any thoughts or advice would be much appreciated.

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    Randomhead
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    there isn't much to say other than make sure your lights will work for many hours. Backups are good. Wear a reflective vest and ankle straps

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    Figure on being a little slower between midnight and dawn. Carry enough food and water plus all the usual advice.

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    Can I go along? I promise to help make the ride a more memorable experience.

    I have considerable night-riding experience - in fact I just did one of my infamous "all nigh moonlight" rides -just this last Thursday. I started from an urban area at 3pm and finished at 5:20am the next day.

    In theory, many miles could have been ridden without lights - but I just about positive I would have hit a raccoon if I had tried that.
    Sorry about my comments - I thought you wanted honest feedback.
    2003 Lemond Wayzata - 2002 LeMond Malliot Jeune

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