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  • Richard 7:04 am on September 20, 2009 Permalink |  

    Saturday Chill Ride 

    On the path to Sean’s in Sycamore. Laid back 20 miler – there are times when it’s nice just to ride and chat.

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  • Richard 7:29 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink |  


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  • Richard 6:17 am on September 17, 2009 Permalink |  

    Night Ride to Genoa 


    Why ride at night?  Finding time to break off a 40 – 50 mile ride during the week can be problematic.  Job, family, school leave only so much time in a day.  Ari found a workaround to this dilemma when the kids are asleep and the wife is studying.  He has been blogging about night riding for some time.  It piques my interest because weekday morning rides around here have become entirely ridiculous with traffic and road construction.  So last evening I decided to head out with Ari on a loop up to Genoa. We left at 8:30 PM. Light traffic northbound on Route 23.  It was an entirely different experience being on a road which typically I avoid riding on at all costs. On the return very little traffic. Route 23, Baseline Rd. to Pleasant Rd., Grove and then Brickville. I was able to ride 23 all the way through DeKalb. Drivers seem to respect poweful lighting systems, giving us more clearance and waiting at intersections to let us pass.  I suppose they have no idea what they are seeing so they play it extra cautious. B&M offer excellent lights which can be used with sidewall dynamos or a generator hub. Ari’s Lumotec and my Cyo IQ Plus offer more than ample lighting.  So if you try this please have the lumens.

    Ari's Lighting Array

    Ari's Lighting Array

    Laying Down a Double Beam

    Laying Down a Double Beam

    • flandriavelosport 7:30 am on September 18, 2009 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Good riding with you. Lots more to discover at night. IT will get really interesting once it gets really cold out there

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