Bike in the night

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ConRAD
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Bike in the night

Postby ConRAD » 7 Aug 2017, 9:48am

Bike in the night ... cycling in the magic atmosphere of the night

ROVERETO-TRENTO-BOLZANO – JUL2017: HERE some pictures

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VALSUGANA NIGHT - AUG2017 : HERE some pictures.

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Heltor Chasca
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Re: Bike in the night

Postby Heltor Chasca » 7 Aug 2017, 10:15am

It is magical yes. Got to jump on the bandwagon and share mine. Exmouth Exodus 2017 (100 mile night ride from Bath to Exmouth)

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Re: Bike in the night

Postby MartinBrice » 11 Aug 2017, 10:41pm

there's a night ride out of london almost every month run by my club, the Friday Night Ride to the Coast.
http://fridaynightridetothecoast.blogsp ... lcome.html

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Re: Bike in the night

Postby ConRAD » 12 Aug 2017, 12:52pm

MartinBrice wrote:... there's a night ride out of london almost every month run by my club, the Friday Night Ride to the Coast ...

"the Friday Night Ride to the Coast"... simply excellent, sounds pretty good, thank you !!! One day, who knows, I might apply !!!
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Re: Bike in the night

Postby foxyrider » 12 Aug 2017, 4:47pm

MartinBrice wrote:there's a night ride out of london almost every month run by my club, the Friday Night Ride to the Coast.
http://fridaynightridetothecoast.blogsp ... lcome.html


Not a new idea - my parents were riding down to Bournemouth, Portsmouth etc regularly - back before I was born in the 50's! Not unknown for a round trip to Brighton with chips at the coast before heading for home.
Convention? what's that then?

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Re: Bike in the night

Postby MartinBrice » 12 Aug 2017, 10:51pm

ConRAD wrote:I might apply !!!
It's two quid a year for about nine rides and a week-long tour. Just read The Basics on the website and sign up.

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Re: Bike in the night

Postby TrevA » 13 Aug 2017, 9:11pm

I remember Barry Hoban giving a talk. He used to ride for Calder Clarion before he turned pro and they used to ride overnight from Wakefield to Liverpool to catch the ferry for Isle of Man week, in the late 1950s.

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Re: Bike in the night

Postby ConRAD » 16 Aug 2017, 10:05am

Milano (Italy), 15Aug2017: a very special Ferragosto BikeNight

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Re: Bike in the night

Postby ConRAD » 19 Aug 2017, 8:16pm

... just in time !!!

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Re: Bike in the night

Postby crazydave789 » 22 Aug 2017, 10:11pm

I used to ride at night all the time, clear roads, stars, lighter winds usually, cooler so less fluids needed, I carried this on to motorbikes. Plug a radio into my ears just have a rear light on and it was a good way to do the miles. enjoy the dawn then stop for a nap.

I used to pannier up and look after scout and D of E expeditions, go off on the friday night, bivvy up and wait for the kids to pass by, people seemed less bothered about you stopping for a nap during the day than at night, although I'd often get asked if I was okay. Nice that people were worried that I was injured.

as I'm getting back into it I still ride at night just to avoid the traffic in birmingham.

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Re: Bike in the night

Postby ConRAD » 25 Aug 2017, 12:50pm

Here below an example with a few photos and a short video aimed to make a bit more “alive” some gpx tracks of your own trips.

VALSUGANA NIGHT ANIMATION
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