I have not done a mid night ride in a long time. The last ride that I did from one day to the next was when I was visiting my son in Lincoln Nebraska. I rode around at night just to see what the city was like after dark. I use to ride on mid night rides on a regular basis in Portland, Oregon with the Shift Bicycle Club.
Well tonight I finished installing an Ikea entertainment and storage wall unit for Sylvia. That is the subject of another story on my other blog, Screws In My Coffee. I needed to ride 15 miles to make my goal of 200 miles for this week. I thought about blowing it off as it was really late, but I had another goal to ride my bike every day which I need to do. so I got ready for my daily ride.
As it turned out as usual once I start riding I cannot stop so I ended up riding for a good while. first I decided to get some grub. I knew that in Albany, GA on a Sunday night the choices would be slim. i decided to stop at the Wendy’s which I was sure would be open. Wendy’s indoor service was closed so I tried the drive though window. I was refused service because I was not on a motorized vehicle. I decided to ride up to the McDonald’s. The McDonald;’s was open with inside seating until midnight so I got a small burger and iced coffee and read some news on my phone.
After eating I rode a big loop around Albany though downtown past Albany State and then came home. I wanted to ride at least 15 miles on Sunday. At 11:59 PM I stopped the ride and started a new one to continue home.
It was a fun mid night ride through the fog. I rode my mountain bike last night across the golf course. I moved my light to my helmet so I could ride at night on my mountain bike. Tonight I did not mount the light back on my road bike for the ride so I rode with it on my helmet. I had forgotten how much better it is to ride with my light on my helmet. the light adds so little weight to my helmet that I may keep it there for a while. Riding through fog is better with the light above my eyes so that I do not have to look through the light as it bounces off of the foggy mist. When the light is above my eyes I like to see the fog streaming above my head.
Here are the ride results.