Do you prefer to ride during the day or at night? - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
View Poll Results: Do you prefer to ride during the day or at night?
I prefer the day 29 38.16%
I prefer the night 10 13.16%
I don't care, I ride in either 37 48.68%
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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Do you prefer to ride during the day or at night?

Sure, your visibility is greater during the day, but there is a lot less traffic at night.

Which is your preference?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 03:13 PM
 
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I really like the hours of 4 to 7 am...the sunrises are beautiful, especially over the water...the temps are cool and the cagers are still tucked away under their covers...
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I really like the hours of 4 to 7 am...the sunrises are beautiful, especially over the water...the temps are cool and the cagers are still tucked away under their covers...
You said it all right there. I like my light but it dont have to be high noon. Late afternoon or early morning will do it for me.
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night.

I still have been brave enough to make a run on the gap at night, I bet that is bad a** scary. Seen some videos and I am amazed people find their way through.

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I like the daytime cause I can see more and all... but yeah at night = less traffic and less heat!




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Deer come out at dusk, and they blend in with the scenery.
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I like day better because overshooting your headlights sucks. So i have to go slower at night.
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 06:12 PM
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i just want to ride, i dont care what time!! I would prefer mostly day for seeing purposes but night is good cuz it cools down here...95 + degrees with super humidity during the day just isnt right...
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Sure, your visibility is greater during the day, but there is a lot less traffic at night.

Which is your preference?
midnight with a full moon is awesome. But I ride night or day.....so long as there is no hint of rain

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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 07:21 PM
 
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Either or....

When I first started riding on the street, we rode at night. Stayed within a few miles of home, roads I was familiar with, but little traffic to contend with at night.

Progressively we worked up to riding during the day, and now I don't fret about traffic in the least.

Both have their merits... being summertime in Florida, night riding is more pleasant as far as temperatures, but then there are few things as beautiful as riding out over long, low bridge, overlooking the Atlantic, with the sun sparkling off of it.
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in my youth it never made a difference whether it was day or night. i just loved to ride! but now that i am getting older and my eyes aren't as sharp as they used to be at night, i prefer daylight riding. i like being able to see my surroundings.
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I don't mind riding day or night. Although visibility is better during the day, I enjoy less traffic, cooler temps, and the sound of my bike at night.
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Ryd...your bike sounds different at night? Like WHOA!

I just rode into work at night... its cool. I like the way my LED tag light lights up my rear wheel... my vertical tag is mounted so that the light is aimed towards the bike... hence lighting up my real wheel... looks way sick at night rolling with these hyper white LED's hittin the polished rear rim with all that dish of the 250!!




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Daytime is more fun. I have less problems with target fixation at night, but then again that could be my night blindness. Also, hitting bugs and bats at night isn't very pleasant.

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Ryd...your bike sounds different at night? Like WHOA!

I just rode into work at night... its cool. I like the way my LED tag light lights up my rear wheel... my vertical tag is mounted so that the light is aimed towards the bike... hence lighting up my real wheel... looks way sick at night rolling with these hyper white LED's hittin the polished rear rim with all that dish of the 250!!
Cmon G-man, it's not that is sounds different than in the day. It sounds that much better at night when it's calm, very little too no traffic or you're the only one on the road.
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Some things are best done at night......
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Alright... I'll give ya that it may be queter at night but the bike actually sounds the same... its just that you can hear it better.




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post #19 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-07-2006, 07:03 AM
 
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I prefer the day but I'll ride any time. It's great to be on 2 wheels no matter what the clock says.



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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-07-2006, 09:03 AM
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