My MTB Journey 8 Feb

Early Monday morning. 74 and a half minutes.1.14.41. Almost 2 minutes better than the other morning. Go figure. Still seven minutes better than the same day last year when my target was 80 minutes and I still haven’t managed that perfect ride that I have been working towards.

I tried out an extra, helmet mount light this morning to give me a little more confidence in the dark. I have an excellent bar mounted light, which is all I really need, but I’m trying to get into the rhythm of riding before work once a week while it’s so hot in the afternoons. It wasn’t too long ago I could head off just after 5am and it was light enough to see before 6am. This morning sunrise was 6.40 so most of the ride is in the dark if I leave at 5ish.  The extra light worked well, so now I just have to organise myself to work from home for a few hours in the morning so I have enough time to prepare for the conference calls I run each morning.

I didn’t manage a ride yesterday morning. Sometimes I feel my age and lack the energy, and I don’t want to overdo things, this could be interpreted as being a bit soft. I also like to have a sleep in once a week as I’m up and about early most days.

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