Late Night Rides

Sesquepidilian Posts: 83
edited April 2012 in The bottom bracket
I just got in from my first night run. Just a quick 45 minute sprint around my usual ~8 mile circuit. No real reason for it, just didn't fell like going to bed and I hadn't been out allday due to the rain so had to "catch-up", so to speak.

It was fun. Best session I've had for a few days, actually. Aside from some wicked indigestion I felt pretty good. I'm posting this up so I can see in the morning it was real and I hadn't just imagined it....or some weird dream. :)


  • andy46
    andy46 Posts: 1,666
    I have also done this from time to time, usually a 13 mile loop. It's quite peaceful out after 10pm.
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  • anto164
    anto164 Posts: 3,500
    I normally go out at about 8pm, but i can be out up to 3 hours, normally do anything between 20 and 55miles in the evening. All depends whether i remember to bring my spare battery for my lights!

    Night riding is much fun. Roads are lovely and quiet. Hills are more deceptive though!
  • vitesse169
    vitesse169 Posts: 422
    When I was working shifts, I would cycle in - 13 miles e.w. - at 9:30 for a night shift or finish a late at midnight and cycle home.
    I found the roads pretty clear at that time, in the better weather I would take a longer route home and do 17-18 miles. As long as you have decent lights, night pedalling is a great time to get a few miles in...
  • thecrofter
    thecrofter Posts: 734
    Certainly it's nice to have the streets to yourself, but I find that after about an hour I start to get a bit bored, I like to be able to have a look around at the view from time to time, or so on. Longer rides are definately more interesting in the daylight. At this time of year, I sometimes get up at five and go out for two or three hours, then you're home in time for breakfast, and feel great for the rest of the day.

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  • wiffachip
    wiffachip Posts: 861
    i really enjoy a late spin in the summer through the lanes of byker, walker and wallsend, nee kiddin
  • RideOnTime
    RideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    Gizmodo wrote:
    I can see the attraction :shock:


    Where is that, not Cannock!