Recently, I had one of those nights where I woke up in the middle of the night (1 am) and could not go back to sleep. I went to sleep, only to wake up again at 3:30. I did the same thing and woke up again at 4:30. I just couldn’t go back to sleep.
Oh screw it. I have fully charged lights, so I went into my cycling clothes, and went for a ride … at 5:15 am.
One of my favorite night spots is the Mary Ave bridge (although it probably has some more official name to it). I wanted it to be dark, just so I can take this picture.
Off I went to climb Montebello Road. It’s so peaceful this time of day, as hardly anyone is out on the road. I was passed by 3 cars, and that was it. There was something about riding on a crisp morning, and I felt like I was climbing it pretty good (even though I didn’t get a PR out of it).
One of the main reasons for me to get out here was to see the views, and they were awesome. No matter which angle I took, I couldn’t quite capture the beauty, and enormity of being up before sunrise … so peaceful
As I continued climbing, sunrise came, and that just made the climb even better. I was the only one climbing Montebello at this hour. Where’s everyone? What’s the issue … are you sleeping? Oh, wait, I guess you are.
As I descended down the hill, I saw a bunch of riders climbing. I guess I was an hour earlier than everyone wanted to start. Yes, I am a morning person!