The past couple of weeks I’ve done my weekend long rides starting super early in the morning. I love riding this time of day although nobody else does! Ha! But I just wanted to give a shout out to early morning rides & encourage everyone to give them a try. Here are some of the reasons I love them:
1.) NO CARS! Well, maybe not absolutely no cars but very, very few. Interactions with motorists are reduced by 90% at least & when you do encounter a car…they see you. In fact, they almost can’t stop looking at you.
2.) NO TRAFFIC LIGHTS! At least in my area the lights are off during that time. Blinking yellow in the prevailing direction of (no) traffic. So you can plan a route through the city and never stop if you’re clever about it.
3.) No wind. Or at least very little wind. This is the least windy time of day.
4.) During the summer, it’s also the coolest time of day. So if you want to beat the heat this is one of the best ways to do it.
5.) You can get a hundo in & still catch Saturday morning cartoons. Or the game. Or whatever else you want to do on a normal weekend day.