Night riding

Discussion in 'Member's Travelogues' started by Cyclist33, 3 Aug 2012.

  1. Cyclist33

    Cyclist33 Guest

    Location:
    Warrington
    I couldn't sleep so went out about half 3, just got back after a 30 mile Cheshire lanes ride. How nice to have nothing but rabbits and bats for company until about 5am when daylight kicked in. Felt myself going good guns most of the way although the outward bound avg speed of 12.4 belies that - possibly that was down in part to taking the first few miles easy as warm-up, and I may well have been more cautious in the dark than I thought I was being. Home run from Knutsford I managed a 16.1 mph average which for me is something of a miracle!

    Hurrah for the nighttime!

    Stu
     
  2. Spartak

    Spartak Powered by M&M's

    Location:
    Bristolian
    My commute involves a very early start, 4:30 !
    But it's great to ride on deserted roads seeing all the urban wildlife etc., foxes and the occasional deer !
    As long as you are wearing the correct gear the early morning cold shouldn't be a problem.
     
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  3. geo

    geo Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    Early morning rides are awesome, regularly go out 6.30 -7 on a sunday morning and its wonderful. So worth the getting up for
     
  4. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
  5. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    That's why I like cycling early in the morning, you generally don't get harassed by anything other than the occasional taxi and Asda lorry.

    Riding about at 3 or 4 am, without sounding all Ron Batty, I have seen things you people wouldn't beleive!
     
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  6. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Nay, I believe it all! :laugh:
     
  7. pkeenan

    pkeenan Senior Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Riding at night is without a doubt my favourite time. I need to do it more often!
     
  8. Spartak

    Spartak Powered by M&M's

    Location:
    Bristolian
    +1
     
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  9. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    early morning rides are easier as roads less busy , i enjoy them as often as poss
     
  10. skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    I find early starts better because as already said,less traffic,loads of amazing natural sights and of course at this time of year i don't over heat !
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Cyclist33

    Cyclist33 Guest

    Location:
    Warrington
    Got in at ten tonight after six hours in the saddle. Including rest/photo stops etc. 70 miles in the end. Well chuffed! Can't really call it night riding although the last hour was getting there.

    Stu
     
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