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Old 10-13-2010, 10:28 AM   #1
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Forest night run

anyone ever ride the forest at night? I'm thinking it could be fun as long as you're careful and know where you're going. HID's would be a plus too.
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Yes it has been done. Doesn't bother me as I see well at night. I think I even ran it with a tinted shield.
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Been out there at night in the cage , don't look like it would be that much fun at night.
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Animals would be my main concern
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:38 AM   #5
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if it's not the deer out there it is the drunks you need to watch out for.
I had not even thought about the deer. I figured there wouldn't be too many people in the area late at night (like midnight) but drunk people do have a way of surprising you.

there's just something i've always liked about a dark forest. walking the big thicket at night is really awesome.

either way i have many more hours in the forest before i try that. and if i do, maybe mount a deer whistle? or would the bike drown that out?
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:57 AM   #6
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biggest concern for me would be condensation at night. . .that old blacktop gets slick when it's damp.
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No fun at night since you can't enjoy the scenery that the Forest run has to offer.
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No fun at night since you can't enjoy the scenery that the Forest run has to offer.
the forest is beautiful, no doubt. I rode all through it sunday. I like that creepy "woods at night, glowing eyes in the tree-line" feeling. last time i was there i pretty much stayed at the speed limit, just to learn the roads. sounds like there may be a few too many variables to try this just yet
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If you want to take a scenic cruise through the forest, I suggest taking 1097 to 149. If you take 1097 you'll get to cross Lake Conroe and see a few more sweeping turns along the way. I lived on Lake Conroe for 5 years, farm trucks and drunk rednecks aren't in your best interest day or night!
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Night time forest runs are nice and fun. What out for raccoons
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Forest run at night kinda seems pointless. Can't see much, the critters are all out and about, and so are other trades caging it.
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We did two official ones.

HIDs are good but not for anyone behind the lead. That much light or even brights will blind the people infront of you.

We also dropped our pace to near the speed limit.

Animals are a big concern but usually the front rider is the only one that sees them across the road.
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i used to live in the forest.

i also highly recommend not riding it at night.
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did it at 5am with about 30/35 ppl
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the forest is beautiful, no doubt. I rode all through it sunday. I like that creepy "woods at night, glowing eyes in the tree-line" feeling. last time i was there i pretty much stayed at the speed limit, just to learn the roads. sounds like there may be a few too many variables to try this just yet
I might be tempted to give it a go on the Goldwing.....but never the R1. No fun keeping the latter at the speed limit.
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+1 to drunk deer. watch out for those . just go during the day.
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slow and easy is the way to go. If by reading the above, the best they say is to do the speed limit. well if there dumb enough to do the speed limit at night in the forest they should'nt be riding at all at night.
Now on the other hand, I see you have very few years of riding, so just slow down to a crawl cause like they said, there is no traffic and what few there is, watch them and ride accordingly. Ok now all of you with 45yr and more let me have it.
just remember because it got dark the world didnt stop.
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all good advice. This probaby won't be something I do alone, or carelessly. There's a blue moon nov. 21st, that's when I'd want to do it.
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