Thursday, May 14, 2009

Riding in the Dark

Now that is it a bit warmer in the mornings (though today it was only 37 degrees - my fingers are still frozen!), we have been able to sneak out for a couple mountain bike rides before work. We get up at 430 or 445 and get out on the bikes by 5 am. We need to use our lights for the first 30 – 40 minutes of the ride, then we finish up in the daylight.

I absolutely love it!!

Why? Because, let’s face it, I’d be up at that silly hour anyway, but instead of being outside in the pre-dawn stillness with stars overhead, I’d be in the pain cave (basement). Let me see . . . yeah, not a hard choice.

It definitely feels like I’m getting away with something when I head out for a ride in the dark. Even Fatty agrees.

Plus, this is what I see when we ride in the morning (the deer must think we're nuts!):

If you are thinking of getting a light set-up to do some night riding or maybe a 24-hour event, this series of reviews on is a great resource.

So . . . get your lights charged and let’s go for a ride!

1 comment:

  1. I love riding trails in the dark!
    It is like your getting away with something!!! The best part is doing it with you Joey! Well...I mean after I wake up...before that it is just a blur! :) Love, PK