Biking at night.

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Biking at night.

Postby Shine_Spirit » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:14 pm

What do you think of those who practice cycling at night?

Particularly, I don't like it. I find the time very unusual and dangerous.

The best times are in the morning or in the afternoon. Despite the groups that are usually set up to ride a bike at night, I really do not think it's a very safe measure.

The problems can be the most diverse, and because it is night, they can be more difficult to solve.
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Re: Biking at night.

Postby TheKnight » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:20 am

The only real danger is that there are many people that like to steal bikes at night but other than that, there isn't much danger if you follow the law and use common sense. Always have a light attached to your bike, have a reflector, and wear a helmet. If you live in a relatively safe area, I don't see anyone having much trouble biking at night. Maybe you can carry around some sort of protection too.

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Re: Biking at night.

Postby Decentlady » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:55 pm

I agree with the above poster. As long as you are careful and perhaps in a group then it is relatively safer. Of course your eyesight should be good too.

Night biking may be suitable in some areas though.

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Re: Biking at night.

Postby naruto100 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:26 pm

I agree on it too. Night biking is always risky. I think most dangerous thing is that other cars may not able to see the cycle properly. I mean most of the cycles not having lights like other vehicles. So better to get one light on it so that others can see it properly. And also I think morning is the best time to practice something like cycling. Night is surely not better idea.

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Re: Biking at night.

Postby Alexandoy » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:09 pm

We live in a tropical country that’s why biking at night is not a rarity although it is not the standard either. However, with the usual heavy traffic on the road in the recent years, night biking has been greatly discouraged because it is more prone to accidents. But most of the bikers here bike in the early morning and even at the break of dawn to avail of the cool weather. After 8 am, it’s not pleasant to bike anymore due to the heat of the sun especially during summer.

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Re: Biking at night.

Postby woodstock » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:19 pm

I personally don't like biking at night - I couldn't enjoy the scenery and it's just more risky. But my friend enjoys it a lot even doing alone as it's cooler and he's feeling excited speeding in the dark. Also less traffic means less trouble to him.

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Re: Biking at night.

Postby FolkArtist » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:53 am

Sometimes biking at night is necessary,but I would be very careful and take your time,and make sure you have some lights and reflectors on your bicycle. In the summer in florida,and even in north florida,where i live, it can be very hot and humid,also a hot sun is gone from the sky at night as well. I try to ride early in the morning,when the temperature is in the 80's and the sun is just waking up. Also I like to go slow, and be careful and ride over in the grass, along the side of the road,but you have be be careful because its so dark sometimes getting into town.

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Re: Biking at night.

Postby Ray1 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:11 pm

I have done that once while I accompanied a group of 6 others to Hardwar during Kanwar Yatra. Let me tell you about this auspicious travel generally done on foot which depends on your place of stay. The devotees walk all the way from Hardwar to their native places carrying holy water from River Ganges. I have never walked on foot but done that journey either on motor bike or a bike. Incidentally, all heavy traffic remains closed for almost 15- days or so during this festival on different highways. To give you an idea of this festival I am providing a link here..
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/MqqZ5GAM5vA/hqdefault.jpg

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Re: Biking at night.

Postby DR KOKIL AGARWAL » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:13 pm

Whether it is a bike or a car, learning at night is never advisable. There is nothing that can beat natural sunlight and the darkness of night with glare of headlights will always worsen the learning process.

I will never go on for night time learning lessons.

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Re: Biking at night.

Postby Alexandoy » Thu May 11, 2017 11:28 am

DR KOKIL AGARWAL wrote:Whether it is a bike or a car, learning at night is never advisable. There is nothing that can beat natural sunlight and the darkness of night with glare of headlights will always worsen the learning process.

I will never go on for night time learning lessons.


I agree that learning how to bike at night is an invitation for an accident. Even if you have a complete gear with the lights on your bike, helmet and body, it's still not a good idea to learn biking at night for you may not clearly see the road and if you stumble, that may cause you a severe injury. Why not learn biking during the daytime?


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