Once again, our east coast guy is on PTO … so that means another 5 am commute for me. Woohoo!!! Yeah, I’m nuts. Who would do such a thing? Well, double century riders, of course. I mean, it’s not like I’m getting up at 3:30 am …. Oh, wait a minute, my body did wake up at 3:45 am … scratch that previous thought.
But once your body is all prepared to leave the door at 5 am, it’s really not that bad. As long as you have good lights (500 lumen on my handlebar, 250 lumen on my helmet) … that’s enough to light up even the darkest road. Since hardly anyone is out there, I don’t have to worry about fighting with traffic. It was very peaceful commute this morning … and no, I didn’t have “Peaceful Easy Feeling” playing on my headset .. it’s just that as I was riding, that is just the thought I had in my head.
And since my start is at 6 am, I get to get out of the office by 3 pm … or at least that is the plan. This will ensure my ride home will be in daylight. Score!