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I remember years ago joining some of the Strava challenges against the world for like distance or climbing. Quite a few people were doing well over 100 miles a day or would leave their Strava on during a car drive. I’d look at the leaders data and the stats looked to be from a bike
Morning rides have never scared me, night rides on the other hand even in groups can be spooky! I remember several times looking back at a rider and seeing eyes low to ground and appeared to be following that rider. Or another night just before our climb we heard what sounded like a mountain lion roaring. I was like am 1st, my thought was at least there would be others to help scare the big cat away. Better than being last and stalked by the big cat. I have many stories!!!
haha I'm not skeered to ride before work. I refuse to wake up at 4:30 or 5:00 a.m. to ride a bike. Used to do it with the ex g.f but that's more incentive then waking up to ride by myself.
Night riding isn't so much of an animal attack thing (although possible), but rather that stupid small rock that took out the front wheel and not being found until late the following morning when a runner or cyclist happens about.
I did have a bear cub run in front of me last week in the evening (20 minutes before lights were turned on). Probably the 2nd bear I've seen in 8 years or so. Never really see much else, aside from a deer which isn't too combative. Mountain lions are around, but of course we never see them.