Today will be my last after work weekday ride. Thursday is weight training and Fiday is date night. So by the time Monday rolls around it will be total darkness by 5:30. Kind of marks the end of the year for me. Been kind of a rough year for us but won't complain. Lost some dear friends and companions but many are still with us. My real estate did not catch on fire and it is finaced with a low fixed mortgage. Broke my thumb in a crash in February but was back in the saddle by May and managed to get in a few races. Best of all I have been riding almost everyday since then, have done some TT's and have a solid training plan that has already started for next season.
I will miss riding after work. There are still the weekends but I think the weekday rides have a larger impact on my quality of life. I will continue weight training and stationary training until the return of the sun. I will get in some big miles on the weekends. But look forward to this period with melancholy. Not so much a vital component but a necessary procedure to be carried out.
Bring back the sun. Give me light. Let me ride.