The Early Bird Catches The Worm

I roll out of bed, pull on my clothes laid out from the night before, and crawl downstairs to put the coffee on. My bag is packed and my bike is waiting in the hallway – at this time of day, I need all the help I can get! Once breakfast is done, I load up the car, down my coffee and drive across town to pick up Tony. We have a short drive to get to the Lakes and at this godforsaken hour, traffic is non-existent so we make good progress getting there and meet the other fools who I’ve managed to sucker in on the faint promise of a mountain top experience from another world!