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Gorgeous Sunrise

by on July 20, 2010

(In honor of the Tour de France this month’s distances are in kilometers)

This Ride: 32.2 km
Kona Distance: 3,381.4 km
Month to date: 504 km
2010 Total: 4132.2 km
Pace to 8,456.78 km mile goal in 2010: – 67.3 km

Good morning world! I planned an easy solo ride this morning on the trail, with the intent of staying ahead of the peloton. I’m not ready to do the Terrible Tuesday pace. (As it turns out, they did the Solley Road Route.) It’s getting much darker at 5:30 as we move toward the end of summer, but not dark enough that my headlight does any good other than alerting oncoming traffic that I’m present. With the headlight flashing and my rear blinky light blinkying away I went.

It was a pretty morning.  The sky on these humid mornings is full of color as the earth turns us toward the sun.  I kept a relatively easy pace down to the Naval Academy Bridge, pausing at the peak to enjoy the sun peeking through a thin cloud layer just above the trees.  But don’t just rely on my description …

Once I hit the trail again, I met Alex who had ridden the regular 5:45 route (instead of Solley Road) and we stayed together until he jumped off at Jones Station Road.  This was a slight change in plans for me.  I had intended to try B&A Blvd solo, but the companionship was nice, and that would not have been available in traffic.

Up the hill to home, greet my spouse before she set off to work, and now getting ready for a long day of work.  This is how a morning should start.

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