It’s been a long time since I’ve gone for a midday ride. It’s been so horrendously hot it’s not been worth it. But with Tropical Storm Lee in the area, we got clouds, wind, and cooler temperatures. I really would have preferred we get some rain along with it, but I’ll take what I can get at this point. I took advantage of the temps and went for a ride.
It took me awhile to get my first ride of 2011 in. No excuses here. I was lazy for the first couple weeks of January, but we’ve also had rain moving through the area on a regular basis since the New Year. We’ll only get a day or two of dry, sunny weather, and up until now, those days have coincided with days I’ve had other stuff to do. Today, I had time to ride, so I took advantage of the nice weather.
I went for a night ride for the first time this summer. It was my wife’s first night ride ever, so we stuck to the easy trail in town. Lanana Creek is a pretty easy option. There’s a good bit of pavement, but there’s enough dirt to satisfy for an easy ride, and there are even a couple of technical spots to offer a little challenge.
It was a rewarding ride. It’s been so hot lately that riding during the day just hasn’t worked. Middle of the day is too intense and baking. First thing in the morning is horribly sticky and humid. Nighttime works. I’ll be trying a regular departure time of 8pm for awhile now.