I rarely ride at night due to too many drunks and critters. BUT every once in a while I just gotta ride. Last night was that night.
Geared up and took off into the country. Roads were clear not much traffic, warm and dry. Now these are NOT epic ride roads just your run of the mill farm country roads. Straight and flat for the most part. BUT I know where to find better roads...down by the river! And that was my downfall. As I got into the ride I noticed that it'd started to rain. Only the sound though. The rattling, splatting sound of rain drops on the helmet and shield and loss of visibility...wait it's CLEAR! Stars all over what's going on??
You trout fishermen know what's going on I'm sure. I river, at night and a warm night, a hatch! There were millions of bugs all hatching out at the same time. It was to the point I was having to clean my face shield every 1/2 mile or so just to be able to see.
It didn't take much of this for me to pack it in and head home. Where I found my Black Versys and Hi Vis gear were both gray and fuzzy! The bugs were very small and all I had to do was spray the bike off and dust off the coat and pants. The helmet I had to wash to get clean and the small out of.
SO another reason not to ride I night...sex crazed bugs all over the place!
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During august down in the Trinity river bottom road`s, it is the May Fly breading season
those thing`s are 1 inch long with wings and when I splat them on my face shield it
makes one heck of a mess and it hurts like the dickens when they hit my body.
And yes,, I must be aware of the drunks and road kill in the lane.
And with all of that ,, I still very much enjoy the night ride`s