Oct 4, 2010

Night Riding

You Never Know
Originally uploaded by Snak Shak
Molly has been very conscientious in riding her bike this season. She signed up for 30 Days of Biking ("We Ride our Bike Every F-ing Day") in March or April and she did, in fact, ride everyday. She's kept it up since then, too.

Although she's tenacious, she's not necessary proactive; some evenings, she'll head out the door at 9:00 PM because she hasn't gotten her ride in yet.

Lately, I have been accompanying her on these night rides to support her cycling and to spend more time with her. Tagging along has been good for me, too, because it's put me back in touch a little bit with what's magical about riding a bike. Wooshing through the night with only a cone of halogen light to guide you is exhilarating, and the play of light and shadow, and the sudden changes in air temperature are good for my brain.

If you haven't ridden your bike at night, get some lights and give it a go, it's a lot more fun than it really should be.

1 comment:

  1. Snak,
    I love riding at night and especially the easier trails!