My usual warm-weather ride goes something like this:
- Mile 1-5: feeling okay
- Mile 5-7: feeling kinda crappy
- Mile 7+: feeling good
That makes riding to work (approx 5.5 miles) kind of blah, because I’m getting there before I get over the hump and start to really enjoy my ride. The cold weather is making Mile 1-5 kind of crappy, too, as it takes my lungs some time to adjust, and I do some serious huffing and puffing for a bit.
My ride home today got bonus crap as a MARTA bus pulled out straight at me, and then a car did the same thing a few blocks later. I swear in all my riding around Atlanta, a full 50% of near collisions I have with vehicles are the goddamn MARTA buses. HATE