After taking a 5 week hiatus off the bike, I'm back on it. I started a new job with a large construction company as a field lube technician, I go out and change oil and filters. The pay is better, but the hours are longer. Now that I'm caught up, I'm getting Saturdays off and decided to get back on the bike. Not my usual 30-50 mile hammerfest, but a casual 18 mile ride with some intervals.
I've lost some weight with the new job, as there is never any down time. No more grazing on junk food, no more fatty fast food lunches, and plenty of water. I pack a cooler every day with water, two sodas, two sandwiches, two fruit cups, and a bag of chips. Lunch can come anywhere, sometimes miles out in the woods at a mega development .
I'm going to try an after work ride tomorrow with some lights. I haven't gone out at night in two years.