Monday, February 21, 2005

Riding Bikes at Night - Continued

One of the most beautiful rides I've ever been on was a night ride from the Ferry Terminal in Marin, around to Tiburon and back. It was during the time of the Hale-Bopp comet, which was clearly visible against the eastern sky on this cold and clear night. I forget what bike I had at the time, and what lighting system, but I was riding in a group that included Zach Kaplan, a local recumbent bike maven, and Marty What's-His-Name, the Bike Electric newsgroup leader, so that when my light shit the bed on the back (DARK!) side of Tiburon, I had a pretty good pool of light to ride in, so long as I could keep up in the dark, riding a curvy road, at a steady 20 MPH. Not everyone's cup of tea, but I had a total blast, riding 3 abreast through the slightly damp, slightly chilly air, round those bends, dips, and flats.



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