My stress levels have increased from almost zero to almost 100% since I began working again.
Every Monday, I long for weekends. This is true for all 9-5 workers.
Skating is my favorite pastime, but it also helps me reduce stress and tension during work days.
You may be wondering how I manage to find time to skate and keep my 9-5 job.
This is a trick that I recently learned, and it has really helped me.
I skated in the night! It’s a bit of a shock, is it? This is a risky thing to do, even though it may sound strange to most people. Isn’t it dangerous to skate at night?
Yes, it can be dangerous to skate at night. But, this blog post will explain how you can safely skate at night. It is possible, and you will enjoy a smooth ride, as the night air is more relaxed.
I like to skate at night, even though it’s great to have friends and go skating with during the day, sometimes I just need some me-time.
Since I don’t have much time to skate during the day due to my job, night skating has become a favorite time of mine.
There might be another reason you want to skate at night. That’s fine. As long as you wear safety gear, you are good to go.
If you’ve ever wanted to go skating at night but are scared of traffic, bumping into things, etc., then this is the sign that you should try it. I hope you stick around to the end of this post for tips and tricks.
You need not worry. Just take a quick roll around your neighborhood.
This is a big step that I highly recommend over going in the traffic.
Let’s not waste any time and get to the point.
Let The World See You
When I first started to skate at night, I made sure that I informed my family. This was primarily for security purposes and nothing more.
To skate at night, the first trick is to remain visible.
To make sure people see you roller skating, I insist that you don’t wear any dark clothing when roller skating.
Let me tell you a little story. The first time I went night roller skating, I wore a pair of black roller skates. These were the first pair of roller skates that I was most comfortable with.
I didn’t know how to skate at night. I just wanted to get rid of all the stress I had built up.
I was almost hit by an automobile while skating. But luckily, the driver of the van was kind enough to use his brake pedal on time.
He was almost right when he said that I shouldn’t be using black roller skates at night.
While I love my impala skates, I prefer to skate at night with lighter roller skates.
For this purpose, I will also consider getting a pair of white wheels. These are very useful.
I bought a pair of reflective two-piece outfits for night skating that make me visible to drivers and other people.
Use Your Protective Gear
If you know me, then you’ll be aware of how much I emphasize the importance of wearing protective gear when skating. Because not all are visible during the day, night skating requires more protection.
Safety helmets are an important protective gear that I want to stress.
No matter what time, I always wear a safety helmet while skating.
It doesn’t hurt to have them on if you are too concerned about your hair getting messed up during the day.
Skating without safety gear is just too dangerous.
Anything can happen at night while you skate, and it would be a shame if you were to sustain a severe injury.
To be safe while skating, make sure that you have your safety gear on at night.
Roller Skate Light
I highly recommend roller skate lights. Although I don’t know where they can be purchased, I did have a technician install some led lights on my night roller skates. I must admit, it makes night skating so much more enjoyable.
It makes you more visible, and people see you actually skate.
Skating at night can seem dangerous. However, a roller skate light is a great option.
It is an excellent feature you should have on your roller skates, especially if you plan to do night skating.
Skate wherever there are streetlights
I wouldn’t recommend skating in darkness. You never know what lurks in the shadows, waiting patiently for you to appear.
I have seen some pretty scary things in movies. I don’t want to go through that.
If I get home earlier than usual, I might think about skating along the roadside. There is enough light from streetlights, traffic lights, and other moving vehicles. If I don’t feel up to it and still want to go skating, I will take a roll through my neighborhood, where there are streetlights, and it is safe.
If I feel the need to, I can still try my intense roller skating skills while skating in areas where there are street lights. It’s safer.
Avoid Dangerous Places
Please! Please! Please!
This is something I cannot emphasize enough. Avoid dangerous areas if you plan to skate at night, and be aware of what you are doing in your surroundings.
You don’t want to be a victim of someone with bad intentions. Let your family members or friends know you’re skating at night. You can share your location with them to let them know where you are at all times. They will be able to track you down if you are lost or suffer a severe injury. However, I do hope this is not the case.
You should avoid dangerous areas and ensure your safety.
Why Skate at Night?
If you are still a little skeptical about night-skating, here are some reasons you should do it.
First, there is less traffic.
I’m not really comfortable skating when there’s so much traffic, mainly because I can’t speed up the way I want.
This is something that I believe many others agree with. Skating at night is a great way to avoid traffic.
Even if your day is busy, you can still enjoy skating at night. Because of busy lives, not everyone has the time or ability to learn all the tricks they desire or to practice them to the fullest.
If this describes you, you should consider learning to skate at night. It will be a decision you won’t regret.
You can also try out new techniques at night if you don’t mind other skaters’ judgment and intrusive eyes.
I hope you have learned some valuable tips and tricks for night skating and are now ready to take the plunge.
You will be able to skate on your own at night if you adhere to the above steps.