Kind of a double whammy of dark descending on us this week. Not only are we into the shortest days of the year at one week removed from Winter Solstice, there’s also a new moon on Wednesday. So this week’s evening rides are going to be… dark, particularly in the park and on poorly-lighted Lawyers Hill Rd, towards the end of my ride.
Other than the utter blackness, tonight’s ride was uneventful. The temperature was a not-quite-balmy 46, and I wore the same stuff as the morning, minus the rain pants and shoe covers. My tires behaved much better after I wiped them down. Road conditions were so-so. Mostly dry but still some washed out areas, but still a lot of road grit and debris everywhere.
Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer with more fog in the morning. The rest of the week looks dry. I will probably take the road bike again tomorrow and then switch to the fixed-gear for the rest of the week.