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I like to ride at night in the summer since it is cooler. The only problem is that the bugs attack more and it is hard to far enough ahead.

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Nothing beats riding under a full moon, when all is quiet, and there isn't a soul out there (to left turn in front of you).

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Hello everyone...
Just curious to know if everyone who rides at night, feels just as comfortable as if they were riding during the daytime??

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hardly :(
I can't see as well at night and I know the cages can't see me, so I try and avoid it unless I'm with other people (like more than 10). Too risky around here....

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I like riding at night, although the dangers are magnified (cars can't see you, deer, you can't see as well, deer, it's dark, oh yeah, and deer)
But I like it-it feels like you're flying. If there are no other vehicles around, just you on a lonely country road, it's great. Just remember to take off the smoked shield- I can't see my hand in front of face at night with it on.


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i love night riding.

you just have to know your limits. that's it, day, night, rain, snow, know your limits.

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I'm confused. :confused: How is it that cars see you less at night? When I'm approaching a car at night they see headlights coming at them and they can't tell the difference between me and some redneck with a busted headlight. They always make room. :) I'm sure from the side it is a little different. ;)

Something that really makes them nervous is when it is dark, you ride in the right side of the lane and then ease over to the left side and watch them move thinking it is someone with a headlight out. Seems to work best if you have dual headlights. :D :p

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Riding at night is my only option when on I'm the prowl for chicks.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pete:
Riding at night is my only option when on I'm the prowl for chicks.

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Pete, are you suffering from superhawk induced posting dyslexia?

Back to the Topic,

I like riding at night, but only on familiar roads. Unfamiliar, twisty roads at night have a way of scaring the poop out of me, so I usually ride much slower.



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I enjoy riding at night except that I can't look far enough through the corners. I have 55/55 watt bulbs but still don't feel I have enough light for really agressive riding.

Bugs and deer beome a much bigger problem at night. Similarly cold can be a real problem as you go up and down mountains. The valleys can get really cold at night around here. I too feel safer with respect to cages seeing me.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by I1aCBR:
Pete, are you suffering from superhawk induced posting dyslexia?

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Oh, that's just great, Don. Now Paul and John are going to be jealous that I told *you* about the new bike before them. :D



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Riding at night? - Huh, people in Alaska must be great at that.


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i dont really think it makes a difference.. i actually prefer it sometimes though.. its cooler. less crowded. easier to elude :D.



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Cooler at night? Damn right you are, during the day here you might get up to a whole 15 deg C, but at night the windchill will get it down to well below zero (degC). I be wearing lots of thermals when I got riding at night.

Don't especially enjoy riding at night, but I have done quite a bit of nocturnal riding. It scares me a bit - all the dangers are still there, you just can't seem 'em. Especially the cops.

Riding at night in fog is interesting. I was riding through some a few weeks ago. It was of varying thickness's and I rode into this section where I just couldn't see where the road went at all. So what do I do? Chuck my brakes on and make it a whole lot worse! But what could I do?

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I like riding at night, with a passenger. I also like the way the bike seems to run better in the cool night air, too.

Pete, stop changing bikes :)

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Night riding is cool, but it also means gravel, sand, and other little things that don't show up very well as well as the other things already mentioned. There is actually a guy in my area that got tired of the local bike group riding past his house late at night, so he turned on the ol' water and soaks the corner in front of his house. The first time through, 5 riders went down. Just goes to show, even if you think you know the road you're on, it can always change.

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I like riding through the city at night, as it is well lit and less congested than during the day. Otherwise, being as how I'm night blind, I prefer daytime riding. I also rarely drive a car at night unless I have to.

It's just that I can't see anything at night, except reflectors, light sources, and anything in my headlights range. Everything else is just black, like when you close your eyes.

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I ride at night alllll the time. The upgraded bulbs really helped on the unlit highways and during the day for "see me" light.

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