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If you've fallen in love with mountain biking, it's not unusual to feel as happy and excited as going out on a date every time you get the chance to take your bike out on the trails. And if spending time with your sweetheart after sunset is more sensational than during daytime, riding when the sunlight is out is not much different. 

Now imagine blasting down a rugged downhill (DH) track in the dark. Yes, that must be equivalent to a very, very hot date! And last week in Hua Hin I had such an unforgettable night!

It took place on Khao Hin Lek Fai, the hill which serves as the playground for downhillers living in the famous resort town. To be more exact, it was on the iTV track, also known as "sen bon" (the upper trail) because the trail head, located near the transmission tower of the now defunct iTV station, is higher up than that of the other tracks on the same hill.

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