Does sunshine help make the ride go faster? I noticed this morning on the way home from work that the sun seemed to make the day (a really chilly 1F) seem warmer and the trip home go faster.
Tomorow I commute to my real job, and it's going to be cold (maybe 5-8f), and the ride home promises to be colder (-12F), and real dark. I'm not sure I like that. The saving grace though is the Moon will be out, an is rather close to being full (I love riding under a full moon)!
I'd rather be riding in the sunshine than the moonshine. Just makes the day, the ride, the experience better.