Did some mountain biking tonight, this is my second night ride in as many weeks. For years me and JC talked about mountain biking at night and how insane it would be. Its still kind of insane, but not nearly as bad as I thought. First the pace is a bit slower which helps me out some, even though I was near the front most of the time tonight. Secondly with enough people and lights seeing isn’t a problem. Sure its cold and dark, but if you’re going to ride throughout the week during winter you’re going to ride in the cold and dark.
We had 8 people on the ride tonight and a couple of them were newer mountain bikers and newer then me, I’m usually the youngest person on any ride so that was a nice change of pace. We went to Eagle Mountain and rode the ridge road, which I isn’t actually a road by any standard defintion of the the term. We got in about 2 hours and for the two of us from Harrisburg it was more riding time then driving, I think everyone else spent more time driving to the ride then actually riding, I’ve got to respect that.
For photographic evidence I took my dSLR and set the film speed up to 3200, with my IS lens I was able to take a few pictures in the dark, though they are blury and grainy.