The sun is rising later and later in the mornings and it is NOT nice. Especially not when you are on your bike and you can’t see where the heck you are going! Being night blind does not help at all. This morning it was pitch dark when we started riding, but I suppose, what was I expecting at 4:30 in the morning!
I suppose I was expecting it to stay lighter earlier a bit longer. I did not want to even think about it being dark in the mornings but generally that is what happens after the 21 December and before the 21 June. The days get shorter and shorter.
It is still getting light just after 5 so I should be happy with that and I did have my bike lit up like a Christmas tree this morning so I was prepared. I suppose the only thing I was not prepared for was the rain. Just when I was thinking I was getting used to the dark it started to rain too. Humph! Raining and Dark, not a good combination. But once it got lighter I actually started enjoying it – rain and all.
The dark is one thing I am going to have to get used to though if I want to continue training in the mornings and let’s face it, I don’t really have a choice on that one. If I want to ride at least 3 – 4 times a week quite a few of my rides are going to have to be before work.