• I love riding at night! There is something so peaceful about riding in my own bubble of light. I especially like a night where the sky is clear, full of stars, and there is very little ambient light from the street lights. On my last tour, I had a couple of opportunities for night riding. One was actually a very early morning ride on Vashon Island to the Water Taxi terminal catch a boat to Seattle. Early morning (still dark) is even better because it is so quiet.

    October 01, 2012
  • Ben

    Those Salsa Vayas look very nice! Oh, and night riding is awesome.

    October 02, 2012
  • IAN

    Awesome!Petzl headlights perfect.Just got LED upgrade bulb for my 1985 one-retina searing.
    BY the way,switch Esbit tablet for Kendal mint cake for ultimate prank….

    October 02, 2012
  • […] Take a Harvest Moon Ride –┬áPath Less Pedaled […]

    October 03, 2012
  • jolene

    your posts are always well written and awesome! I haven’t done much night riding, but I have to be at work at 6am so I do a lot of dark riding…so sublime. I have experimented with lots of different light options. I do backpack at night (heading in to Basecamp on a Friday after work). It’s amazing how quickly your night vision kicks in. I don’t use my headlamp much, esp. on a full moon. The heat and bugs are down too. I know a local group does a full moon ride here in Eug. every month, but I haven’t joined them. Perhaps I should.

    October 03, 2012
  • I like it! I’ve camped wild a bit while travelling by motorcycle and your post has inspired me to have a go by bicycle too, complete with a bit of night riding of course. Just the thought of being able to seek out little corners of wilderness here in the UK without the sound of an engine to blow my cover … Can’t wait!

    October 05, 2012
  • Doug W.

    Nice video! Love our Salsa Fargos and the Vayas are a nice road-oriented option. Nice builds too.

    Not sure how much mtn biking you’ve done, but if this is your first experience with disc brakes, then be warned that you’re likely to never truly get that brake howl to go away, especially once the discs are wet. And especially with Avids, whether it be the BB7s (on our Fargos and my singlespeed) or their Juicy or Stoker versions. My friends and I sound like a gaggle of geese descending trail in the wet, as all of us run Avids.

    Question though: what bottle cage are you using to hold that Kleen Kanteen?

    October 09, 2012

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