For­get car­rots, here’s how to ride well in the dark

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Feature -

Some rid­ers ac­tu­ally pre­fer rid­ing in the dark. It fo­cuses the mind and blots out un­nec­es­sary dis­trac­tions. But some strug­gle, es­pe­cially with their night vi­sion. Don’t be too proud to wear glasses if you can’t see clearly in the dark. A clean, un­scratched and clear vi­sor is a must, as are clean head­lights, even if the rest of your bike is dirty. When you’re rid­ing on un­lit coun­try roads dip your lights briefly on the ap­proach cor­ners, so you can look out for the lights of ap­proach­ing ve­hi­cles.

Look as far ahead as your light beam will al­low, but knock your speed off as things like gravel, hedge­hogs, wet patches and holes in the road will be hard to see and can catch you out.

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