|Gunnar Roadie - ready for a moonlight ride|
Finding a safe place to ride after sunset is the hardest part of night riding. Fortunately, there is an industrial park close to my house. After 6:00 PM there is almost no traffic on the roads inside the park. The pavement is good and there are lots of street lights.
I can get in about an hour of riding, before I get too bored, on the roads in the industrial park. There is a loop that circles the outer edge of the area that is about two miles in length An hour is about as long as I want to ride a loop that short.
The temperatures were mild in Winston-Salem today, and it stayed above 50 degrees for my whole ride. The forecast for the weekend is for much colder and wet conditions. I enjoyed getting outside for a bike ride and not being stuck on a trainer.
It's less than a month till daylight saving hours take effect. Until then, I'll keep on going with my moonlight rides.
|Niterider rechargeable rear light|
|A bright light on the front of my Gunnar Roadie|
In the video below The Rolling Stones preform "Moonlight Mile" in Toronto, Canada in the year 1999. They orginally recorded this song in 1967.
The Rolling Stones - Moonlight Mile