Spring forward

Well I have 2,049 Kilometers (1273.19 miles) under my belt this year.  I started bike commuting on a regular basis last September.  I am glad that it is finally daylight savings time because I was getting tired of riding in the dark during the week.  I have not been able to ride my bike on the weekends because of home projects and other family activities that do not involve cycling.  I am glad that I rode during the cold dark days of winter.  Now I  can start to ride longer after work and still have some daylight to enjoy.  I really like riding down the country roads around Albany, GA.

My personality is one that I get bored doing the same thing over and over.  When I am doing something that is routine like a bike commute I try to make it interesting by taking different routes or by noticing how the seasons change as i ride the same route.  When it is dark i can not see anything so I get lost in my thoughts.  getting lost in thought is OK for me most of the time, but on my bike I really want to forget my thoughts and just relax and enjoy the ride.

Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of times when I love getting lost in thought on my bike.  When I am on long rides I need to get lost in thought so I can forget that I am riding my bike and I will not freak out and stop riding because I'm tired.  Sometimes I'll have an amazing break through in solving a problem on my bike.

I am just glad to mark the start of the spring riding season.  as the days get warmer I will forget the cold of winter and look forward to complaining about the mosquitoes and the heat of summer.

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