An Early Morning Commute

Today was my first pre-dawn commute since coming back from my knee injury. I had almost forgotten how much I enjoy traveling by bike in the early morning as the rest of the world is waking up.

4 Responses to “An Early Morning Commute”

  • Duncan Watson says:

    I am glad to hear your knee is better. I also had a nice early morning commute. I rode my new Corsa. Great fun, shaved 10 minutes off my average commute time by my Terratrike Tour. The difference in my case was the hill climbing speed.

  • Scott says:

    Congrats, Alan. Welcome back to the saddle. Now no more monkey business with saddle height and such. Stay on that bike–or else!


  • brad says:

    I love riding in the early morning, and there’s a camraderie among early-morning cyclists that I don’t feel at other times of the day. The only downside I’ve experienced is that birds and other wildlife are especially active around dawn, and when I ride in summer I tend to have more close calls and occasional accidents than at other times of the day. Last summer I ran over a squirrel that darted into the bike path during my early-morning ride, and the very next day I ran over a juvenile redwing blackbird that flew down in front of my front wheel. Both animals were killed instantly, I felt terrible. On the other hand it’s a great time of day to see wildlife: when I lived in Vermont I would frequently see deer, occasionally bears, and once a fisher…all during my early-morning rides before work.

  • Alan says:

    Thanks guys..

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