10 miles in a freezing moonless night was the best I could do today. My concerns over visibility forced me onto the neighborhood sidewalks, where I contended with seams in the cement, walkers, joggers, and pet owners. The poor lighting also caused me to slow down, all of which kept my pace embarrassingly slow.
I tried an experiment on the local golf course. I thought perhaps the cart path would make a nice ride. I wouldn’t recommend this, especially on dark nights. It was way too difficult to figure out where the path picked up on each hole. After wandering over three holes, I gave up and pressed on.
Sunset tomorrow will be one minute later than it was today. Baby steps.