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    While You Were Sleeping...

    They often ask me, "Why are you so crazy about that bike? Why do you get out of bed so early to ride?" They also often say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Today I brought the camera along so others could enjoy the ride.

    On the outskirts of town.


    Leaving Civilization




    Amazing the dirt that a car kicks up. You can't see this in the daylight.






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    Nice shots, Ranger! Thanks for sharing them with us!

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    Cool, looks like a quiet get away... place to think and not much requirement to play dodge'em car.

    Bet there are great smells too. Perhaps the sounds of birds...

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    Great pictures, especially the ones of the sunrise!
    I'm riding the BP-MS150 from Houston to Austin in April. If you're feeling generous, please click right here to sponsor me. Thank you.

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    Echo all the above comments.....These large digital pics put you right there....

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    Thanks for sharing, love em! I have hard time getting up early in summer months, not to mention winter. Keep it up

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    Aha! I wasn't sleeping! I was studying for an AP Bio exam until 3:30AM

    Nice pics though, the earliest I have ever been out was 6AM.

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    Nice pictures, I am going to have to do that sometime over the summer, morning rides are so fun

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    Morning rides for me are just a part of the getting ready process. Wake up, eat breakfast, ride 20 miles, shower, shave, brush teeth and then go to work. I have been doing it for so long that it is just second nature.

    I really find morning rides much more rewarding than any other time. It really is the best part of the day. (just like my parents always used to tell me back when i used to sleep through every morning. )

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    Nice pictures - reminds me that I should make a point to get up and go for a ride tomorrow morning. I love being outside in the early morning, but it's so hard to wake up if I stay up somewhat late, I usually don't get to. Maybe I'll go to bed in about 20 mins, then I'll have enough energy

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    Good pics, nothing like that here in the city.
    Next time, put the camera on ur bike or something steady since your shutter speeds are real low in low light or the flash goes off and you get a lot of noise in the dark areas.

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    Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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    Nice shots but I think you might be crazy. Do you mean you actually WAKE UP to go ride before dawn??? Wow. I've seen the sunrise on my bike, but it's always been after an all nighter of some sort. Oh well, I guess I'm not a morning person.

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    itīs just great feeling to cycle in the early morning when itīs still dark, isnīt it? i had only once did it and that was really something special, nobody, no big noise, nothing, just you, the bike and the peace.

    i didnīt have light on my bike so at first i was quite worried because it was just pitch black in front of me, but i had to go because i was going to see a friend off in the airport, a surprise you know, so i got to be there. i almost quit and trying catch the bus (stupid), or hitchhike (yeah, who the hell would pull over? if thereīs anyone at all), but then i just plunged into the dark and after a while my eyes got used to it and it was not that horrible as i imagined. that short 27km ride was so pleasant, though i was covered in dew, i felt great. later my friend told me that on that route i just cycled rumoured to be haunted by some ghost or something, thank god i didnīt know that! nevertheless, cycling early morning is definintly great. too bad i didnīt take any pix that morning, thanks for sharing them.

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    Those were awesome pictures. I haven't seen sunrises like that since I moved from New Mexico to Ohio.

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    Took a while for me on dialup to actually see the pics, but they were great.

    Hey, what is my cyclocomputer doing on your bicycle?

    When it is a bit warmer, I love an early morning ride. Best time of day.
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    Howdy,
    Very Cool.

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    Awesome!

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    I loved your pictures. I am still on dial up. It was very difficult to get the big pictures to load. Of course they were cycling pictures so I waited! If it is not a lot of work for you can you make them a little smaller? Thanks, not mean to be a compliant, just an idea, in case any one else is having the same problem.

    Sometimes there are things to see at midnight on a bike ride too. This is just after midnight

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