Quote Originally Posted by Sorg67 View Post
I know for me, I have had experiences when I have not had my head fully engaged when I pulled out of my neighborhood. So I take some value from this regardless of the statistical validity.
I think it’s safe to say (at least for me) that even if I do have my head in the game, 9 times out of 10, I’m nowhere near as good on the bike early in a ride as I am later in the ride. It almost always takes time for the bike to warm, the tires to warm, and the old guy to warm and so forth. Unless something rattles me I’m better, and ostensibly safer, on the way back.