Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Night Scene

There is an ever growing email thread with a list of riders on it who have all discovered the joy of the night ride. Reminds me of the movie "Fight Club". A bunch of stressed out, middle aged working men, who have come together and created a way to deal with life's issues.

Sure it's colder riding at night. And the preditors are out hunting for food but there are more pros than cons.
  • No crowds which means you can let it rip on the downhill
  • No meetings to get back to
  • No kids waiting to be picked up
  • No penalty for getting back late (by the way, always blame it on a "mechanical" if you need an excuse. Don't get specific).
  • Breakfast tastes much better at 1am
All you need is a bike, a headlamp, and some water (and $6 for breakfast).

Meet at the EQ at 9pm Wed night. See you there.


dug said...

i say up ghost (for kicks, and because i want to descend clarks at night, cuz you never get to totally rip clarks anymore except at night), up to jacobs, down jacobs, up/around to clarks, down clarks, maybe some twisties at the bottom, and out at the EQ.

that's what i say.

Rick Sunderlage said...

dug- you are the map/route finder guy. Whatever you say. I like it.

BunE said...

Dear Rick Sunderlage (if that is your real name),

Is it in bad taste to carry a small pistol to protect myself and fellow night riders in wierd parks near mental institutions with late curfews? I would be just as happy to carry a net or some other less lethal device.


tp said...

2 words ... Bacon 'n pancakes. Mmmmm....

KanyonKris said...

I don't think your recent procedure slowed you down any. I call you the V-2 Rocket. Good times.