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    Night riding?

    Where is night riding legal/tolerated these days? Days are getting shorter bit I can't bring myself to get on the trainer just yet... I live near the fells but work west of the city.

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    not the Fells

    but everywhere else is pretty much accepted

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    Most DCR parks are closed to " parking " after dark. park elsewhere and ride in? Not condoning illegal activities by the way. I think SE Nemba has some after dark permission on a park, not sure where.

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    Wompatuck has a lot of night riders. But it's south of the city. Hale Reservation and Needham town forest. I've heard of night rides in Waltham, linking in Belmont through the lands by Bentley and what not. How far West is work?
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    The BVNEMBA chapter does night rides all the time. Most of the trails around the Metrowest/ Blackstone Valley have plenty of night riders, to be honest. It's pretty awesome.

    Especially Vietnam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmblur View Post
    Where is night riding legal/tolerated these days? Days are getting shorter bit I can't bring myself to get on the trainer just yet... I live near the fells but work west of the city.
    Lynn Woods

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    Watertown is work. So Belmont is nice and close. I'd need to explore Lynn a lot more during the day before trusting myself in there at night, especially solo!

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    Western Greenway ? Waltham Land Trust

    If you have Strava, look for segments and open the ride of one of the top 10 people. Chances are you will have a map of a really good ride in front of you.
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    https://www.strava.com/activities/30797677

    This is a huge example, but there are a lot of trails near you.
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    https://www.strava.com/activities/625593169

    This guy rides from the Fells area a lot. Got this off Strava.
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    Pedaled the Land Locked Forest in Burlington?

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    I've ridden pretty much everything you guys have mentioned (with the exception of Belmont), just haven't tried them at night! LLF might be a good option too.

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    My local woods are HP. Boney, nasty HP. I can't imagine riding that at night, but maybe that's just my inexperience showing.
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    At night with two lights, one on your bars for close view and one on your helmet for looking forward and around, you have fewer choices of lines and you learn that over is often faster than around. I ride at night at least once a week. It is one of my favorite things to do. Sometimes we have 8 riders. It is a hoot to see the night train rolling through the woods. Night riding is an intense experience, but with the right lights and at least one companion, it is great soul food.
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    Hoot? Until a bat flies in close to your headlamp chasing the moths attracted to it. Then there is that giant, momentary 4 foot bat shadow in front of you. Fell right off into the bushes, spooky level 11.

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    Ha! I love bats. And owls, deer, coyotes.. See them all at night. Especially the deer. I never ride alone at night. That is spooky level 11.
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    I will ride at night alone, but not in the winter. Ever scare up some deer that have bedded down for the night? 5 were all together, 20 ft from the trail. Serious crashing, deer jumping, leaves and branches flying. Sort of like a deer bomb went off. We me being having the deer in the headlights look. Good times.

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