It was still mostly dark when we left a shuttle car on Route 128. My wife then dropped me off on Sand Flats Trailhead. Started at 7:30 and reached Route 128 at 1:45. Saw the first bikers at 10:30, they gradually became more frequent.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."