I'm doing it less and less, because my night vision has gotten a little worse over the last couple of winters. I tend to ride 2-3 mph slower at night now. I just do it to keep a mileage base going. And to keep my weight from ballooning.
Really? I've never experienced this in my entire life and years ago I use to ride without a light because there wasn't any! I'm more worried about hitting fuzzy critters running without a light then balance.xeylonfm said:I tried riding my bike dead in the night without lights and without any reflective gear; I was literally groping in the dark on my bike. I realized that balancing is severely affected while riding in total darkness. It dawned on me that light is quite important in configuring our orientation to gravity. I couldn’t imagine that I could fall without warning no matter how many times I tried to be steady and focused on staying balanced. It seems my mind could not decode the orientation of the body to gravity in a situation where nothing is visible. I laughed at myself :lol: . So does it feel the same in space?
I almost experienced some -serious- balance issues from almost going over a puddle of water that was much deeper then I initially thought.Froze said:Has anyone else experienced balance issues in the dark without lights on a bike?
I am glad you enjoyed it. It is also very nice that you do not have much traffic and you could use long cycling without many cars. I can say I live in such a surrounding myself, except that we don't have deer living here. Instead we have a lot of stray dogs, which can be a frightening experience - be chased by dogs, I mean.