There is a reason that early in the morning is my favorite time of day. Empty roads, cooler temperatures in summer, the solitude of pre-human hustle and bustle. It is all good. It is also the reason that a simple trip to get bagels takes 2 hours. Once again, the R50 encourages you to take the long way there, and the long way back. In this case, 40 miles there, and 43 miles back from a bakery 7 miles away. Speeds of 40 to 60 mph are perfect for this bike, and it simply ticks along contentedly. Dappled sunlight and appreciative glances from the occasional horse or cow across the meadow formed another tv commercial for the /2. Oops, forgot the newspaper…..

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