So I am now doing night rides by myself regularly on a few local trails. The trails close to home, trails that I know someone else will probably ride the same night I do. That way someone will at least find my body in a timely fashion, that's if I get taken out by my imaginary night monsters that live in my head. Bastards!
It's been a good winter so far for me, lots of riding, no snow LOTS of rain. It's the south, just the way it is here. Although I probably ought to be glad if we did get a lot of snow I would have to buy another bike, a fat bike. I don't need another bike!
So I came up with a plan. I am now signed up for the Vista 300/420 bike-packing race in Tennessee. It's in early May and the logistics are just what I need. About a 4-5 hour drive start and finish in the same spot and I need no planes trains or help to make this happen.
I just need to keep pedaling and get over my stupid fear of the dark! This week is a big week for that part of it. I am heading to Uhwarrie after work this week by myself and gonna finally do a remote ride in the dark all alone. So far we have been riding there all winter and have yet to see anyone else night riding. I say we because I have only gone when my side kick Kelly has been able to join me.
This week will be the big test! Stay tuned....