Thursday, 26 February 2009

Meeting strange men in remote car parks at night

I met up with the STW rivi niteriders last night, well I met with Junkyard, everyone else was busy. It was pretty clear and the views from the pike were fantastic, we got blown about quite a bit on winterhill but it was a decent ride out. Junkyard had a trout light which looked good and put my exposure to shame. Apparently he can get around 20hrs on low setting* too, must investigate getting one. Hopefully I'll be joining the niteriders a bit more often. Only my second social ride of the year, must try harder.

*which still blew my high beam away

7 comments:

trio said...

I'm hoping to make one of those rides soon, was annoyed I couldn't make last night as it was lovely out!

D0NK said...

Well it was a clear night but the wind was pretty harsh later, climbing back up the belmont descent was hard work with such a strong headwind. It pushed me home tho :-)

trio said...

I've never rode up the belmont descent, interesting idea!

D0NK said...

Last year I did the DH then rode straight backup quite a few times, it's a bit messed up now tho but still doable. Not tried it SS yet

trio said...

Everytime I ride it now it seems more eroded!

Junkyard said...

me strange ... you have apoint
the Trout light is super but useless in Fog.
Belmont ascent is a killer and will take me months to be able to do
Broke 3 spokes on ride home

D0NK said...

I meant strangers, of course your not strange Junkyard, you just arrange to meet up with strangers off the t'interweb and ride around remote hills in the dark with them, nowt wierd about that :-)