Was home quite late but still I wanted to ride out, so I prepared for my first real night ride of the new winter season. Lumicycle LED light on the ready, bright red flashing light in the back, clear goggles and reflective strips on clothing and in my wheels.
Nightriding, or riding the tunnel of light, is fun but you have to be prepared. Can you change a tyre in bad light? Better make sure you can, you never know. Also, being seen is primordial, so make sure other drivers see you. Christmas style.
Still, that being said, riding the tunnel can be fun, especially on calm evenings like this. Avoiding the busiest roads to escape the diesel fumes, dust and light pollution. The bright white cone in front of my tyre guides me to the strangest places , all I have to do is pedal to follow it. The temperature was tricky, not cold enough for real warm clothing and mittens, but cold enough for an extra layer of gloves and a winter vest with thermo lining over my underwear (three layers of it to wick moisture away from my body). Under my helmet I wore a casquette.
I came home with a good feeling in my head and legs, not tired and with enough energy to spare for the next days.
Ride Stats : 38.5K and 265/315 heightmeters (Polar/Garmin) in 1h42mins
17-11-2010, 22:19 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf