The Morning Ritual of Road Cyclists

Words and Photos by Linnaea Meyer

New England cycles in all seasons. In the Winter months road cyclists grind away indoors on trainers, but in March and April add intensity and fresh air to their base miles. They emerge from a Winter's rolling metronome to Spring peaks - summiting mountains, attacking town lines, and refining pedal strokes. They cycle through the dark of an early day, navigating headlights and damp wind. At long last, their toil is rewarded in vacant landscapes and an espresso respite to push through hours in the saddle.