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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-18-2003, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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Road home one night and realized that I feel far more alert and prepared at night than I do during the day. Everything just seems to click. I was thinking this might occur because there're a lot fewer distractions since you can't see beyond the bike's beams. Any other theories out there, or am I the only one who experiences this?

Of course, it's a lot more dangerous to ride at night for obvious reasons, but I actually think I like night riding better. "KIT, bring up the radar!"

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i hate riding at night. not much else to say on that one.

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I do not like riding at night either. I do not know if maybe my eyes are all screwed up or what.
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Maybe its my desire for venison. I hear the plastic bits strewn throughout the meat don't taste too good through a tube though

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Maybe its my desire for venison. I hear the plastic bits strewn throughout the meat don't taste too good through a tube though
hahaha, i know who you are talking about here.

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In NY City we don't have to watch for deer...we have man-sized potholes that will not only ruin your night, but make you wish you had never gotten on a bike in the first place. Not that the holes disappear during the daytime, but it's harder to see them and avoid them at night. We've also got tired cabbies, drunk drivers, delivery trucks, construction, drunk pedestrians, cranky cops, and high taxes...all of which make night riding in the city super-hazardous.
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I avoid night riding for one looses 75% of what they would see during daylight, such as pot holes, deer that come out on the hwy & look staight at you, cages that are with a wheel plus on your lane of a narrow two lane road, vehicles that come out from a side road, humans, etc. STILL I keep myself in riding form, by doing a bit of night riding.
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i hate riding at night. not much else to say on that one.
I am the exact opposite, 2 am on full moon is my favorite riding time. That may have to do with the fact that when I got my first bike I would finish work around 12:30 - 1:00 am and my only time to ride other than to go to and from work was in the middle of the night. I also feel more alert at night, for me it's the clean air crisp air, and the need to be more on gaurd for deer that makes me feel that way. Also I HATE traffic, around here you own the road from 1:30 am - 5:00 am, I've gone through 4.5 gallons of gas without seeing a car on the road.

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I try to aviod doing any "hard" riding at night. For instance, during the day I will suit up and get ready to go rip thru some turns. But the only thing I will do at night is make a B line from point A to point B.

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I am the exact opposite, 2 am on full moon is my favorite riding time.
I like night riding, too, and probably for a lot of the same reasons. I work second shift, so unless I ride to work, I don't get a lot of chance to ride during the week. A buddy of mine and I rode for an hour or so after work the other night and it was a blast. But you definitely have to be on your guard at night for all the reasons already mentioned.
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