...looking forward to it like a hole in the head....I never know when this happens and it usually catches me out, then I get depressed and hibernate....BUT this year I am determined to be different...I will conquer the darkness
Yep I agree. It's that quiet you get in the dark when the rest of em are in watching telly. Or that's the way it was when I last rode in the dark (>10yrs ago now I think). Moonlit nights are good. You can even switch off your lights if nothing about and ride once dark adaptedPete said:I quite like riding on country lanes in the dark - provided my lights are good! Rechargeable Electron 10W/15W up front, good LEDs at the back. Far less traffic, and the cars that do come up tend to notice you better at night, all lit up as you are, than they do in daylight. Always the chance to see something caught in the beam of your light, whether it be an owl gliding silently overhead, a bat fluttering into view, a rabbit suddenly frozen in the glare of your lights. And on a clear night, stop at a dark spot, turn off your lights, wait a few minutes for your night-vision, and enjoy the stars above!
Yes, I'm visiting the Sceptered Isle for a short holiday, which means I have got to get used to 2 hours difference.domtyler said:It's ridiculous isn't it? When are they gonna scrap this ridiculous system and streamline us with mainline Europe? BST all year round thanks.