Up at 5am again… Night ride?
We have a new baby and its another fussy middle of the night feeding that leaves me wide awake. Now it’s five am and I don’t need to do anything until late morning. I’ve been taking this opportunity to get to the mountains for sunrise, or sunset on the other shift. Today I’m taking a camera and tripod to take some (very amateur photos), its a special time Iof the day that I’ve always been too drunk to appreciate before. I’ve been sticking local but the goal this morning is to get above 1000m before the sun comes up.
Any other new dads, or shift workers do the same thing?Posted 4 years ago
Definitely is. I’ve been surprised at how different the light is each day. Some days it is bright yellow and other days everything is almost red. Today we should have a bit of an inversion so interested to see what that’s like! One more cup of coffee first…Posted 4 years agoyunkiMember
Phwooaaaarrr.. I’m well jealous
I’ve never been a morning person, and my young kids night time habits aren’t doing anything to change that, my two year old is by far the earliest riser in our household..
Ontor – I really wanted to see a few Dartmoor dawns whilst I was living up there, the views east must be beautifulPosted 4 years ago
I do. Or at least I do when the kids are sleeping ok. It’s a great way to get some riding in without just dumping the kids on Mrs clubber all the time. Up at 5,back by 7 then into the normal weekday routine to get everyone ready.
[img]http://images.everytrail.com/pics/fullsize/3424672-pic_88.jpg?nocache=5888[/img]Posted 4 years agoGary_MMember
I don’t do this in winter as I ride to/from work in the dark mid week so I’ve had enough by the weekend. But in summer I’m usually out the door for fiveish either Saturday or Sunday and get at least a 4 hour ride in. I don’t need to but I love those early morning rides.Posted 4 years agosenor jSubscriber
I used to get up super early to go and ride, I loved seeing the woods come to life.Posted 4 years ago
Unfortunately after 16 months of our baby’s random sleep patterns, I’m now too knackered! 🙁
Or, I have to let my missus get a well earned rest.
Best of luck with the new baba, congratulations.tomkertonMember
I do early shifts at work so wake up early on days off, like to ride as the sun comes up too. “Best time of the day” cliche and all that. I like to experience the changing of the seasons over the year at the same time of the day. Weather is often clearer and calmer first thing, especially in the summer.Posted 4 years ago
Nice photo DOug, must’ve been bloody cold waiting for the sun to come up (I was a couple of valleys away from you this morning and it was not much above freezing at 9am)
Pre-sunrise rides are exactly the kind of thing I used to do before the baby – nowadays I’m far too tired at 5am to get out of bed! Far more likely to be racing home trying not to run out of daylight…Posted 4 years ago
It was really windy Bob. It was tricky riding down the ridge. Once I dropped off the ridgeline it was good though. I had a flask and an extra jacket so I survived. Strong viento del sur, if it was north I would have struggled. Stunning though. We will have to get a ride out sometime. Or I have serious ganas for a proper pint in that bar in San Sebastian’.Posted 4 years agogandalf_ukwizardMember
my shifts run midday-midnight or 2pm-2am and i often find myself riding or gym at these hours. tend to just ride around the streets and tow paths by me appreciating the silence….almost another world and makes me feel as though im in a zombie movie or something as noone around. should post some pics really as moonlight/streetlights offer some good picsPosted 4 years ago
It was really windy Bob. It was tricky riding down the ridge. Once I dropped off the ridgeline it was good though. I had a flask and an extra jacket so I survived. Strong viento del sur, if it was north I would have struggled. Stunning though. We will have to get a ride out sometime. Or I have serious ganas for a proper pint in that bar in San Sebastian’.
Yep, south wind here can be pretty brutal, even though it’s warmer it’s relentless whereas the north usually blows in gusts.
Up for a ride whenever you can, I’m off work from San Tomas to Los Reyes.. hard to commit with a wee’an but we can make it work! Or see you for a pint of Aberdeenshire’s finest barley soup? Can you still get decent beer in that bar in Bera?Posted 4 years agoBen_HSubscriber
I have a 4-year-old and an 18-month-old.
The sleep / waking will get better; our little ones go to bed around 7pm and won’t be awake until 7am. It’s all about exercise and limiting telly! 😉
That said, I used to be an early riser and – although it’s easier in the summer – I find less and less energy to do the 5/6am ride thing nowadays!Posted 4 years ago
Holy thread resurrection! I meant to post a couple of sunrise and sunset photos from the last couple of weeks and my baby enforced adventures. Hope you enjoy them, there are more here, I was even inspired to cobble together some clumsy words to try and explain how cool it was. We are getting more sleep now and the adventures are less frequent… in a way I’m missing 5am rides!Posted 4 years ago
Thanks Alpin. The light was something else, one of those moments where it would be really hard to take a bad picture. Just set the self-timer and repeat! I even got one photo where the timing made it look like the sun was shining out my bottom… got to love the self timer 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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