As we approach the shortest day of the year, the majority of our working days are spent in the darkness. We had some relatively warm weather earlier this week (low 40's) and I snuck out for two night rides on my cyclocross bike. There's something unique about riding at night in the Christmas season. The traffic is much less than the morning rides and the lights are on inside the houses as well as the Christmas lights outside. It gives you a much different perspective on the houses that you've ridden, run, or driven by countless times. A unique light in the darkness....and speaking of unique light and darkness, I was out for an early, brisk run the other morning and was treated to an awesome shooting star! Although I love the warm weather, we are blessed to have the seasons we have around here.
I also added a video that Johan took at the last cyclocross of the year in Marysville, PA on 12/5/09. This course was one of the best of the year and this shows the start and the first few off camber turns.