Nights Closing In

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Reiver, 13 Aug 2017.

  1. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    Half past nine tonight I realised I should of had lights with me, (not that I needed them as I seen no other traffic) but it was starting to get dark and I would have looked very irresponsible had anyone come along.

    I have been loving these long evenings out till 10, 10:30, but just this last week it seems to becoming to an end :sad:

    Won't be this light until beginning May next year
  2. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Don't know where you are based, but down here in Kent the sun sets latest at 9:20pm (mid summer), so no long evenings here. I really noticed the difference when I first moved down from Merseyside. It went darker much quicker down here.

    And when I worked in Perth for a few days, the locals told me they could click off a 5pm and get a full 18 hole round of golf in the summer, before it gets dark.
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  3. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    You lose 4m 14s today
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  4. Flick of the Elbow

    Flick of the Elbow Wage Slave

    West Lothian
    At this time of year it has to be dark by 10pm here to fit in with the firework display that closes the Tattoo every night. They wouldn't be the same in daylight.
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  5. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    In the past couple of weeks here it's been dark by 6pm.
    We need a little bit of summer before the autumn.
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  6. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Bring it on, I'm fully prepared for night riding.
  7. DRHysted

    DRHysted Über Member

    New Forest
    I'm the opposite due to early starts. Until a fortnight ago I was managing the off-road sections of my 4am commute without lights, I'm now running both on full power to see the dips and mud. It won't be long and I'll have to start using the road route again.
  8. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this......

    Tis funny you should post this. As I was riding home from work on Saturday morning I suddenly had a hankering for a warm mince pie or three! It will soon be Christmas :snowball:
  9. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    I'm up at 5am for work and it's been dark for the last week or so. And it's been getting dark by 9pm.

    The shorter daylight hours seem to have kicked in really quickly this year, probably not helped by the cloudy, gloomy weather blocking out the sunlight.
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  10. The majority of my rides during the year, either start or finish in the dark, there's a relatively small time window, where I'll get the entire ride done in useable daylight.
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  11. Used to do the trick "back in the day"
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  12. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I've always hated the dark mornings and evening's, but there can be quite a difference from north to south although I do realise it should be from East to West. I still don't need lights for my 6am commute, but it's only a matter of the next few weeks before I do. I can still get a full 18 holes of golf in long before it gets dark. :thumbsup:
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  13. I know the feeling, I was on 'early-turn' last week (first for about 10 weeks). & it was very dark, as I left the house at 04:30, & a bit precarious running through the Woods/along the river bank at about 04:45:laugh:

    Likewise, it doesn't seem that long, since I could run through the Woods, when leaving work just after 22:00. & hitting them about 22:20
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  14. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Closing in, drawing in, suit yourself. DG5VeXZWAAAxa5e.jpg
  15. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Ah boy its the long run into winter.. But i do love a cold crisp morning..
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