WE TURNED AROUND EARLY TONIGHT. We're running outta daylight. And it's gonna get worse. There are 2 strategies I have employed over the years.
One, move all the rides to sunrise.
Two, get some serious lights going.
But, maybe it's time for a 3rd gear?...
... and it goes right along with the 5 hour work day...
Get my sprinter buns to work early... burn like a fiend for 5 hours. Take a two-wheeled break.
The other advantage to gear number 3 is I can skip the chill of riding sans sun. No rolling out into a dense, 40 degree fog. No riding into night as it gets colder and colder.
On 3rd thought...
... it's harsher conditions that make me feel most alive. It takes serious drive and desire to ride with rising and setting suns. Plus, it's electrifying knowing all the little Whos in Whoville are peacefully, comfortable asnooze and will soon be wondering Howtheheck did you and I get so much faster and fitter.