Monday, June 15, 2015

The Longer Days of the Year

Summer starts on June 21 this year, which means we are now within a week of the longest day of the year. That means the chance to bicycle after dinner, in the waning hours of the day. Here in Virginia, it stays light enough out to bicycle without a light until probably 8:45. After that a light is helpful, not so much to see, but rather to be seen by cars. The weather is warm and humid. It seems like a world away from those days in winter, when you hope to just get one or two days in a week that you can ride without having to worry about ice causing a fall, or road salts ruining your bike. This is the time of the year you really have to enjoy when you get a chance.