night riding

does anyone do any regular nite riding???i dont mean a well lite parking lot ,i mean helmet light or night time commuting<<<i find in the day time every body smiles @me ,but at night the freaks come out to say “yo man WHATS UP with that thing” then they charge me and say let me try,let me try,come on PUNK,has anyone ever noted this day/night attitude change in people?

Nope, I get both the freaks and the smiles about the same for day and night.

I work 3-11, so I commute home frome work in the dark every night. I haven’t really seen anyone at night except in their cars. They just seem to stare. I use a NiteRider Headtrip mounted on my helmet. cheers

Are you doing anything to entice the bad behavior when you ride at night?

I haven’t noticed more negative public reaction when I ride in public at night. Usually at night there is less public reaction because there are fewer people around.

But if I really wanted to get some bad comments at night I could try riding through the University of Washington campus at night while wearing my orange and black Oregon State University outfit and singing the OSU fight song. I’m sure I’d receive some aggressive comments from at least a few people. Heck, even Harper would probably have a few choice words for me if he saw me. :slight_smile:

Go Beavers!
john_childs

no john i’m not doin any thing to provoke ,i think its just my town of Salem,but the U of Wash… thats the Huskys right???you would get some s_.t for the beaver gear i’m sure>>Corvallis is just 20 miles away from here…

“jagur” <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote in message
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> does anyone do any regular nite riding???i dont mean a well lite
> parking lot ,i mean helmet light or night time commuting<<<i find in
> the day time every body smiles @me ,but at night the freaks come out to
> say “yo man WHATS UP with that thing” then they charge me and say let me
> try,let me try,come on PUNK,has anyone ever noted this day/night
> attitude change in people?

Yeah, I commute, don’t have any more comments on the normal commute, bout
6 o’clock ish, except for a few “bloody hell whats that spotlight” type
comments on my rather bright lights. Riding muni in the dark really freaks
anyone you happen to meet, but you don’t usually meet anyone on the trails
near me. I’ve met a couple of very bemused dog-walkers and lots of deer
and rabbits and foxes recently. The only time I’ve found people scary is
when I’ve ridden back at 11 o’clock, when all the pubs shut, so the
streets are full of drunk people. I’ve had people chase after me a couple
of times but I ride a coker so they don’t really have much chance of
catching up.

Joe

John-

I worked at the UW for 2 years before I knew they were the Huskies. I don’t know the OSU fight song or their colors. I don’t make a very good nationalist.

In article <9vc9gl$do2$1@laurel.tc.umn.edu>, john_childs
<forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote: ) )But if I really wanted to get some
bad comments at night I could try )riding through the University of
Washington campus at night while )wearing my orange and black Oregon State
University outfit and singing )the OSU fight song.

I don’t think UW bothers to think about Oregon State much. -Tom

How about when you get people screaming out of their car windows? It is kind of cool, because you get the Doppler effect. How about when they stare at you, while swerving all over the road?

But a last month, me and my friends(3 unicyclists total) went to a skatepark, where there were scooters, skateboards, bmx and rollerblades. We got respect, man.

I like when they ask you if it is hard.(Then you do a suicide mount, and say “see, it is as easy as that”)

Caleb Penner
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>Mojoe wrote I use a NiteRider Headtrip mounted on my helmet.

[i]>Joe Marshall wrote: a few “bloody hell whats that spotlight” type
>comments on my rather bright lights. Riding muni in the dark really
>freaks anyone you happen to meet

This made me thinking, so I checked the laws for lights on cyclists. In
Sweden you’re not allowed to use strong spotlights mounted on your head
when cycling in traffic. The given reason is you might blind the meeting
drivers. Just as if they’re not blinding us cyclists… I can understand
this, but it does feel like the cyclist’s safety (being able to see)
doesn’t count. (And when cycling in midtown Stockholm, it reeeally feels
that way.)

Staffan Palm, Sweden

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