24.73 miles in 1:27:24 @ 16.98 mph and 138/160 bpm for 1,422 calories

I woke up at 5:00am to get in some cycling before rush hour because I had a bunch of meetings scheduled during the day.  This was my first ride in the dark, and besides a couple of miles on roads with no streetlights, I felt very safe and the few cars I saw avoided me just fine. I have a bright, flashing (i.e. obnoxious!) red strobe on the back of my bike so that probably helped.  This was my last ride before my race on Sunday.  Hopefully the race will still happen with Hurricane Ike coming to Dallas!