I woke up early this morning to get in a long ride. I’m training for this and have been slacking with the bike portion of the training. But dog helped me get up (by putting her paws on my head asking to go out) so I made it onto the bike before 730am. I headed to my favorite trail and rode until I ran out of time, turned around and rode back. It was fairly empty until I got to the paved portion. And then my speed greatly increased. This crabby little duck blocked my path yesterday right after another downpour. This morning the only non-human I came across was a rather large dog that I thought was a wolf at first. That ALSO increased my speed. Geez.