Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ah, That Autumn Morning Light

Steve A of DFW Point-to-Point posted something recently about how the time change brought some welcome sunlight to his morning ride. It made me think about how much I have been enjoying my morning commute rides lately. They have been nicer partly because I've been leaving home a little earlier which leaves me enough time to take lots of path instead of street. It's tough to enjoy the light when riding on the street, but does Autumn morning light combined with a coating of frost, some mist and a river ever make for a sweet, soul-feeding ride. It's like... heaven!

Woah, did you see that? I went into the light for a bit there! I think the graffiti on that cement thing was some sort of ancient spiritual gateway stuff! I sure am glad that I am blessed with so many good reasons to want to stay here with my family and all you fine people, because I think that is what pulled me back to this plane of existence. Be careful this time of year... that Autumn Morning Light might just suck you in, leaving you completely blissed out forever, but your loved ones sorrowful and mystified.

Seriously though, who gets to commute like this other than cyclists? Nobody, that's who. I wish I could convey properly to others what they are missing. At least many of you cycling freaks get where I'm coming from. I think.

Keep Your Wheels on the Ground,



Oldfool said...

What worries me is I understand all that. And believe. I guess it's time for my daily nap....er,ah meditation.

Steve A said...

Hmm. I shall have to look for a path headed east even if it is the wrong direction!

cafiend said...

My path commute runs west in the morning. I do get to see nice mist on lake effects.

I guess I've been lucky inspiring people to commute. Two or three have taken up the same distance I ride, in the opposite direction, during the years I've been showing the way. Others have started riding shorter distances around town.

christopheru said...

Indeed I do get it. I love that morning light (both for the bike rides, and for the camera.) Lovely:)

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