I get the lion’s share of my riding on the Katy Trail done after work. I work about five miles from the trailhead, so it’s a no-brainer to drop down there after work and get some miles behind me. However, until the time changes, it’s tough to do — the sun just sets too early. With the Dubya-enacted changes to DST, that means I have the opportunity to get on the trail three weeks earlier, weather permitting, and today, for the first day of the season, weather is permitting.
It’s been interesting watching the hitch-mounted bike racks start to re-appear on vehicles at the office over the last week. You can tell that folks have been gearing up for the beginning of the cycling season. When I pulled in this morning, I noticed another bike on a hitch-mount, ready for some after-work action on the trail.
Man, I love this time of year!