Lights Out

Wow, suddenly the days are getting shorter here in NorCal and it’s time to dust off the full complement of lights (at least until daylight saving time kicks in). I haven’t done much night riding this summer, so it’s a welcome change to see the darkness of fall/winter coming on. I quite enjoy riding in the dark (with good lights, of course); there’s nothing quite like floating along in a bubble of light with a bike trail all to yourself.

3 Responses to “Lights Out”

  • Duncan Watson says:

    I dusted my lights off as well. If I stay late at work I need to make sure I can still get home safely.

  • Doug says:

    I, too, like that feeling of floating in a bubble when night riding with lights.

  • David says:

    I love riding at night but I also run my lights day and night year round when ever out on the bike.
    We ride both a tandem and a triplet and I have to say, riding at night with my kids is an absolute blast. It’s like riding through a tunnel.

    I run Ay Up lights off the front and two custom flashers, 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ x 3/4″ with 36 and 44 LEDs respectively off the back.

    On top of that reflective vests, each with 16 LEDs that can either flash or run solid.

    4″ wide reflective orange ankle straps, a pair of which I wear on my wrists to help with signaling to my fellow road users.

    My goal is to be the brightest vehicle on the road at night.

    I run the Ay Up lights only when night riding off road on my single mountain bike.

    I really love to mountain bike at night. Gives a whole different perspective of the trails here abouts.

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