Even with the daylight hours getting noticeably longer, I still have the morning commute before the sun rises. Some might not know what that is like, so I will show you some selected pics from a usual day’s commute.
Very soon after I shut the alarm off, I see this
I get all my gear ready to go the night before. All that is left is to eat, get dressed up and open the garage door. The apparent red lights on the truck and car are due to the flash.
Streets are pretty well deserted at 6am, and dark when no street lights are around. Sometimes I see walkers or runners out getting their exercise.
The downtown section of Springfield can be quite lit up.
When I arrive at work I stash most of my gear in the pannier before heading in. I am able to store the bike inside, something I appreciate.
The trip home will naturally have more traffic, but I get home before the afternoon rush.
The mild winter will end one of these days and a blue sky will be a fleeting memory.
Home again and ready to repeat the next day.
The ten to twelve miles a day on the commute is good, but it does not really advance my attempt at being fit. I guess I should push the speed more, which would allow me to add in a few detours and miles in addition. Overall, the commute is peaceful and something to enjoy.