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Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« on: July 22, 2010, 01:01:52 pm »
I like the night better.  Especially if the moon is shining.
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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 01:04:40 pm »
Night.  It is usually cooler and quieter.  I am more of a cruiser now (gittin' old), instead of the daily warrior I used to be.  My bagger has some good light too.

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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010, 01:41:01 pm »
I enjoy night riding in the city, but to many deer up and about here in WI to drive the county roads safely at night. There have been a number of bikers killed already this year from the deer.
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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010, 12:15:55 pm »
I would much rather ride during the day. Way too many close calls with deer at night, and the 350's headlight absolutely blows. I'm overriding the highbeam at 45 MPH.

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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010, 12:44:23 pm »
I would much rather ride during the day. Way too many close calls with deer at night,

+1 and the bugs out at night in the country are thick as ma-yo-nnaise... ;D
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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2010, 01:08:02 pm »
We just got back from a week-long mini-tour through Montana, northern Idaho and eastern Washington.  I made sure we were done by dusk. The number of deer and other animals out and around make riding after dark very unwise.  It was bad enough during the day.  They were everywhere.
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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 08:45:25 pm »
Riding around the city is great at night but like others here have said, out in the wooded country areas I like to be off the road after dark.

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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010, 09:09:27 pm »
Took a little cruise after sunset last week, it was nice that it had cooled off, but the 550 just does not put out enough light to see that well out here in the "country". Prefer daylight...
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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2010, 09:57:31 pm »
Before I changed the stock bulb to a silverstar and added two 55 watt driving lights to my bagger, I felt the same way.

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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2010, 02:06:56 am »
Before I changed the stock bulb to a silverstar and added two 55 watt driving lights to my bagger, I felt the same way.

The only state I've ridden where I've seen more dead animals on the road than Texas is Florida.  Lots of lights are nice, but you'd better add a couple of force fields to supplement them.
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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2010, 08:17:03 am »
Never at dusk, never at dusk... :o
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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2010, 07:41:40 pm »
This place is filthy with Deer, big ones since there is almost no hunting
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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2010, 12:13:32 am »
Apart from the wildlife, i love the solitude of a late night ride out in the country....

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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2010, 05:44:31 am »
Having ridden my Brit Bikes with Lucas Prince of Darkness, I happily ride at night on a Honda.
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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2010, 10:50:31 pm »
On the roads I'd like to ride on at night for lack of traffic and the chance of a little 'sporty' riding, the dang deer would be a big risk, so daytime is my vote, reluctantly. :(
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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2010, 10:52:38 pm »
i love the feeling of riding at night when you are the only person on the road like at 4am when the drunks are already gone
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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2010, 07:36:05 am »
On the roads I'd like to ride on at night for lack of traffic and the chance of a little 'sporty' riding, the dang deer would be a big risk, so daytime is my vote, reluctantly. :(

Deer,  oh deer--damned deer!  I've had so many close calls in my cage,  night driving on the back roads around here,  I'm not very comfortable at night.

Night riding in Manhattan is fun--as long as you're willing to kick a fender or two.


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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2010, 06:51:18 pm »
I prefer nights till the deer start running out in front of me cause my bike must sound like a horny doe.

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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2010, 06:31:16 pm »
I voted for the day time, but I ride both day and night.  I prefer the day since the bugs are fewer and like others have said, the deer aren't out.  I like the night if I'm riding in metro areas and the traffic is light.

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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2010, 07:19:59 pm »
No preference....love riding during the day unless is a hot as h summer day, although I'd rather be ridin than in a car with no A/C, but the hot nights make up for it..not many deer on the freeway and haulin a$$ under the full moon with no traffic? the best...  winter days are awesome, most of the time don't really mind the rain but icy cold wet winter nights can really suck...
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Re: Do you prefer riding during the day, or at night?
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2010, 09:31:53 am »
I do like urban riding at night because my dinky little headlight is more obvious against the darkness compared to the sunlight.
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