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Old 07-07-2011, 02:18 AM   #1
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Riding At night= bad idea?

I like to ride at night... I hate riding during the day when the sun is out..

Im usually out in the streets from 9-12am.. I wear my helmet, an Armour jacket, and a reflective vest..

I realize that night riding is very dangerous... and I hardly see any other bikes on the road at night... Am I asking for trouble????
should I try and refrain from riding at night??

Any advice, tips, etc from you seasoned riders here in houston?
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:45 AM   #2
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Yea the risks are compounded at night.
You cant see debris in the road till you right up on it.
Twice as many drunks out also
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:57 AM   #3
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i ride at night all the time.. just watch out for drunk drivers around 1-4 am
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:44 AM   #4
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I like to ride at night... I hate riding during the day when the sun is out..

Im usually out in the streets from 9-12am.. I wear my helmet, an Armour jacket, and a reflective vest..

I realize that night riding is very dangerous... and I hardly see any other bikes on the road at night... Am I asking for trouble????
should I try and refrain from riding at night??

Any advice, tips, etc from you seasoned riders here in houston?
I ride at night aound 5 days a week. Just stay away from cars and intersections, and you'll probably be ok
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:51 AM   #5
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Be careful of the idiots with the day time running lights that come on automaticly and then they have no tail lights. At high speeds they cause a buttt pucker when avoiding them.
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if you ever get outside of Houston be very cautious, I have had a lot of close calls with deer and hogs riding at night anywhere there is forest or fields.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:12 AM   #8
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even though most cars won't really see you, at least give them a chance. When you're closing in on cars going over 40+mph than they are, and you don't have a way of escaping if they suddenly change lanes, you're
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I like to ride at night... I hate riding during the day when the sun is out..

Im usually out in the streets from 9-12am.. I wear my helmet, an Armour jacket, and a reflective vest..

I realize that night riding is very dangerous... and I hardly see any other bikes on the road at night... Am I asking for trouble????
should I try and refrain from riding at night??

Any advice, tips, etc from you seasoned riders here in houston?
Personally, I think its a wash in terms of danger. Yes, you've got reduced visibility and all the drunks are out, but on the other hand, you have a far reduced level of traffic.

Riding is dangerous - period. For that matter, life is dangerous.

I prefer night riding myself - and yes, that's with a black bike
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:21 AM   #10
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There is a ton of deer in april sound... never saw that many in a neighborhood.
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Night riding has it's pros and cons just like day riding. Like some or all already said, less traffic, but reduced visibility. Just remember to be safe, don't zip around everywhere like a yahoo and always be aware of your surroundings to leave yourself an out...
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Just be more aware of your surroundings.
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I dont like to ride thursday through saturday nights past 10 because of the drunks
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I ride at night aound 5 days a week. Just stay away from cars and intersections, and you'll probably be ok
Intersections are bad m-kay.

Ask me how I know.
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Wear high visibility / reflective gear
I have big goofy orange stickers on my backpack. I wear my backpack every time I ride.
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Or ride against the flow of traffic so they can easily see your headlights
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Or ride against the flow of traffic so they can easily see your headlights
If you do wheelies people to tend to pay more attention to you...

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