It turns out there are very few things better than a really early morning ride on a work day:)
I didn’t have to be at work until 11:30 today, so I got up in the dark and hit the road juuuuust as it was starting to lighten up a little. And then proceeded to get in a good almost-4 hours of riding before I had to be home to shower, get ready for the day for real, and get back on my bike to go to the zoo.
I know not everyone has the work flexibility to do this kind of thing, but I strongly recommend it as a way to shake up the routine. By the time the normal mass of bike commuters started their morning migration, I already felt like I’d been biking for ages–it made the day seem super long, in the best possible of ways. Like I’d already done and seen so much by the time most people were straggling out their doors.
I don’t know that I’d want to wake up this early all the time, but it sure was nice this morning! :)