Short rides are OK. Honest...

Only a short ride tonight, which was really my fault. Work had pilled up and by the time I started getting my kit on it was 6.45pm. A month ago I would have had a good 1.5hrs of daylight to play with, but not now. I had lights on the bike but some of the country lanes I ride can be a bit of a 'rat run', made worse in the dark. I didn't fancy a James Martin moment!

Instead I decided on a shorter route of only 9 miles. Not a lot but I was on my mountain bike. I took a route which included a couple of hard climbs and tried to keep to a pace of 12miles an hour all the way round. Not super fast, but enough for a work out.

From now on I need to make time to knock off work a bit earlier and give myself more time.

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Can you ride during lunch break? It's how I usually cope with winter darkness.

Yes, I can. I work for myself so I'm flexible, which is great. I do find it difficult to allow myself to stop work and go for a ride, but then I have always had that problem!

Me: Matt Carey

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