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Heck, maybe it's just that it's a lot like going Trick or Treating, except with less candy and more raw speed.
I'm sure none of this is new information for most of you. Heck, getting out for a ride at night was hardly a new experience for me. All the same, it has been a while, and doing so again felt like visiting an old friend that somehow always convinces you to get into big mischief that just so happens to also be very big fun.
It has been too long since I've ridden at night. The other day, I had new tires mounted on the Triumph (more about that in another post). While I was out breaking them in, I discovered my battery was apparently having a hard time. The speedometer kept doing funny things like telling me I was going 143 miles per hour, and then going blank.
Despite some weird glitches, the Triumph got me home, as it always does. I assumed the battery was finished, but I put it on a trickle charger and it seems to be doing much better now. The charging system tests fine, so if there is a problem, it's the battery.
Last night I went for a ride to make sure things were working as expected. They were. I'll be taking the bike out again for a longer ride to verify this discovery before I go out for a proper long ride, but I'm mildly hopeful that it was just a little sleepy from too much sitting.
If so, given the time of year, I expect I'm going to be riding in the dark a whole bunch very soon.