Nights drawing in - happy?

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Re: Nights drawing in - happy?

Post by Zippy » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:58 pm

htrider wrote:slithers around in their cars. Bring it on :-bd
That's quite good fun too, ad long as you don't stack it or get stuck...!

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Re: Nights drawing in - happy?

Post by rando nomad » Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:01 pm

Be real happy when the nights get longer and the days get cooler- I'm near Washington DC and it's been a steamy summer. Setting up a bivy when it is 28 deg C and humid with bugs = no fun. Bring on fall and the cool nights

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Re: Nights drawing in - happy?

Post by macinblack » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:42 pm

Working shifts means that I often ride in the dark all year. I quite enjoy the first frosty nights of Autumn, they set me up for the forthcoming Griswald Christmas at Chez Mac.

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Re: Nights drawing in - happy?

Post by Joshvegas » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:40 pm

I am much more active in the winter especially on the mountainbike.

I jyst wish I didn'misplace my lights every year!

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Re: Nights drawing in - happy?

Post by whitestone » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:21 pm

Well just done the first night ride of the season. That is we set off with the intention of riding in the dark. Trails still dry and good fun. :grin:
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Re: Nights drawing in - happy?

Post by Pete-G » Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:33 pm

Always been a summer kind of person, don't like the lack of daylight and poor circulation doesn't encourge me. Having said that, cold, crisp night rides on my local patch are something I look forward to. Just aim to make the most of the light before the clocks go back.
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Re: Nights drawing in - happy?

Post by Richpips » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:57 pm

I used to hate the dark months.

Decent lights that are available now coupled with warm and waterproof clothes don't really mean that there is much hardship though.

I do like the solitude on the hills in winter expecially when the weather is grim.

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Re: Nights drawing in - happy?

Post by ootini » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:49 am

No. Only because I don't have any decent lights, and therefore it's something else to think about and purchase.

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Re: Nights drawing in - happy?

Post by gravitysucks » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:04 pm

3 months off the bike during the "Summer" meant a fair bit of tinkering including changing all front hubs to dynamos. Quite looking forward to being totally self sufficient and pootling off into the solitude of night rides with no restrictions.

Can't wait for the crisp cold winter to get the Bud, Lou's & Pogiesback on!

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Re: Nights drawing in - happy?

Post by frogatthefarriers » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:40 pm

I don't like riding in the heat, so autumn/winter is better for me. However, a lot of the pleasure of riding is looking over the hedges to see what there is to see, so riding in the dark and only seeing what's lit up is not for me.
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