It was a long winter of commuting for me. The thing that really gets me about winter commuting is waking up in the dark and going home in the dark. Noir riding. I think most people have a similar complaints. The only cure I can come up with is weekend riding, or leaving working on time. Once the switch to Daylight Savings Time is complete, I feel like I gain light, but I lose energy. Only for a little while, but it seems like such a dramatic switch.
Riding my bike puts spring in my step all year long. I could get an few extra hours of sleep every week if I drove, but then I’d lose that spring. There’s that week or so before the time change and I get to see the most spectacular sunrises from from bus. I love that time. It feels like you are part of a secret the universe has reserved for you alone.
The first few weeks of spring have shown temperature ranges of 20 plus degrees. There’s been rain, hail and even a little snow at higher elevations (1000 feet). Ah, spring! But if you love the ride, it doesn’t really matter what the weather is doing.
Enjoy the ride.