If you have’t yet ventured out on your mountain bike at night you should do so as soon as possible. The experience is something that is difficult to put into words but I will try to paint a little picture.
There is an excitement about being out on your bike in the dark and you will find that your heart rate will be higher as a result of this new experience. Your senses are heightened as you try to focus on objects that you can’t quite see, you hear sounds in the bushes that aren’t there during the day or at least if they were you didn’t notice them. Small obstacles and features become different beasts as you rack your brain to try and remember what its like in the day time. You may even feel the slightest bumps and knocks that you wouldn’t otherwise notice.