Jump to content
LilCasper

What are your opinions on night rides?

Recommended Posts

my friends are scared of going out in the dark, but i find it to be far more serene and joyful than being stuck in traffic in the sun. 

B3281BFA-6552-449A-B706-EEDC60104025.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I live in the country, so I'm not a fan of the dark.  Took many deer and what not

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I only ride after dark if it’s absolutely necessary.   Too many critters.  

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup definitely not a fan, the lights on the MT aren't the greatest. Though there's too many things to dodge and I feel my vision isn't at good as I'd like it to be in order to ride the way I'd really want to ride. So I just don't do it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why I don't commute on my bike. Too many critters out here in the Stix to worry about.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’ve lived in rural SEO my entire life. I don’t ride at night very much because of the bugs. Unless deer are in rut(October/November) they aren’t a huge deal. I’ve seen more deer recently in the middle of the day than I have this entire year at night(I’m sure has something to do with the covid and people not being out as much as usual, thus less traffic/people for them to worry about). Now, opossums and raccoons are another story, those suckers can be everywhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I enjoy some easy cruising in town in the evenings. It's cooling down from the day and traffic is light.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My friends and I loved night riding, back in the 70's. It was awesome, when I was young . . . and perhaps dumb. I ran over a red fox one night. Thought I had killed it, while we were examining it. Then, all of a sudden it came to and ran off.

It is something i no longer do, because of the wildlife.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cruising around in a lit city/highway at night is enjoyable sometimes.

Any type of aggressive riding - nope.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I rarely ride at night, but if I do it's in a lit, populated area.

I have ridden long highway stretches in the dark out of necessity.  Not a fan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I enjoy the night trail on the V-Strom but I don't do a lot of night street like I use too back in the 70's-90's. I used to have driving lights on all of my street rides and had them aimed left to right and right to left at about 25ft out front crossover for the cornering at night.

 

Crap Video, Last half is faster stuff.

 

Edited by B-Mac
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used to love riding at night, as others have said though it would be City riding and not so much out in the country.

Edited by bowdog
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In 2008 I hit a deer and totaled my 2005 FZ1, broken collar bone and shoulder blade, lot of bruises. I would rather not ride at night, but I do ride in Florida at night because the deer are the size of dogs.... LOL🐕 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, ricer1 said:

In 2008 I hit a deer and totaled my 2005 FZ1, broken collar bone and shoulder blade, lot of bruises. I would rather not ride at night, but I do ride in Florida at night because the deer are the size of dogs.... LOL🐕 

And there are no blind hills or curves!

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, MSerfozo said:

And there are no blind hills or curves!

You are correct about Florida, I ride bicycles and Garmin NEVER shows anything but zero grade unless I go over a bridge, completely flat!:lol:But, I am riding a motorcycle in December, January, February and March in short sleeves and mesh jacket.  

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...