Cycling in Melbourne Australia
The wee small hours for me. It's a necessity for work, but it's a necessity for my sanity, too.* Bugger all motor traffic, choose a route the traffic lights favour, that feeling of being somehow better than lazy slobs who are too scared to get out of bed before the sun :-)
What's your favourite time of day to be riding and why?
*yeh, I haven't been doing it enough lately ;-)
And the people throwing papers out of their cars.. they're pretty bad too.
Any time before 10am on New Years day, avoid the inner city for glass remnants of the night before, but you can chose a route to take just about anywhere.
6am from Oakleigh to Dandy-Frangers Rd following the tracks with a quick detour on Westall Rd to get back along the tracks. Love the morning rides but hate that roundabout at Heatherton Rd near Noble Park Station.
Rarely a single rider beside me on these cold mornings but seem to get a lot going down Hammond Rd in Dandy on their way to work.
Not a fan of the ride home, because of tired people heading home from work makes a dangerous mix.