Was it foggy this morning! I went to the park and rode around it six times. It was still dark in addition to the fog, and the park has streetlights, which help with visibility. Having Rudolph with me would have been even better!
The park's duck population tends to complicate matters. They're apt to wander into the path, and of course when it's both dark and foggy, they're harder to see. When I steered around a small group of ducks, one was so close to me that I felt its wing brush my back when it took off! I cry "fowl" (ha-ha)!
You might ask why I rode so early on Christmas Day, instead of enjoying a good snooze. My reason: I've learned that, on this day, a lot of kids with their new bikes are out there in the park by 7 am. I know they're eager to try out their new wheels, but for a fact constantly worrying that one of them will land right in front of me makes me nervous.
So I went out early, got in some miles, and now I can be lazy!