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Old 02-01-2013, 03:14 PM   #22
Okie Preacher
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I am an early riser, so I generally go to bed a bit early, set the alarm for shortly after midnight, gear up and hit the all-night 7-11 a couple miles from the house for a start receipt and am clicking miles by 1:00 a.m. That first four or five hours of darkness are when I am rolling the best and allows me to be home 16-17 hours later prior to sunset.

The idea of keeping the sun at your back is an important one. West in the morning and East in the afternoon. Electric gear (love my Gerbings jacket) is a lifesaver as well...55 or 60 degrees in the dark feels a lot colder than when the sun is shining.
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