Friday, May 14, 2010

Morning vs. Afternoon

I know a lot of cyclists who do their weekend rides early in the morning. But if given a choice, I’ll always wait until the afternoon. Here in Wisconsin, early mornings can be cold even in the middle of summer. Tomorrow should be a great example. It will be 46 degrees at 6 a.m., 56 degrees at 9:30 a.m., and 66 degrees at 2 p.m. For me, the choice is easy: lawn and garden work in the morning, cycling in the warmth of the afternoon. Sometimes the downside to my approach is higher winds; they’re usually worse in the afternoon. But it looks like wind won’t be a big factor this weekend, and won’t that be nice after the week we just had?

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