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Old 02-04-19, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Samcls04 View Post
Wouldn't the direction of the sun be more of an issue? I would prefer the sun illuminating the road in front of me than glaring in my face.
Sun is a huge issue for me. I am an early riser. I am awake with the first birds, rolling out of camp about the time the sun cracks the horizon. And I like to be off the roads by 2p.m (blue collar Miller Time). So if I rode West to East I would be looking into the sun most of my ride, as would all of the traffic coming up BEHIND me in MY lane.

If you roll out at noon and ride until it's too dark to see, like many people do, then West to East seems to make sense.
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