Up at 5:00am and the light is already rising from the east. On the bike by a little after 6:00am and I head to Saddlebrook, a retirement community to my north. Above, one of my favorite views as I look to the south. It is very cool to ride north and have the mountains tower over me to my right.
The air has some dust in it so it partially obscures the long range view. I roll into a gas station and.....
....while sitting and relaxing for a couple of minutes, many golf carts whizz by, a popular mode of transportation by the retirees. I head back and take.....
....another last look and head home. Only 31 miles. On the ride back, I composed a silly poem; "Early to Bed, Early to Rise, Out the Door, Makes on Wise". It's true, this time of year, I don't see much activity, especially cyclists, after 9-10am.