Saturday - I decided to check the radar with only 10% chance of rain but it was headed towards where I intended to ride at 5AM. I waited for 30 minutes to see that it was passing just south but, just in case, I rode the Surly and carried a pannier with a gortex jacket. This is the route.
I did a shorter but fun ride on Sunday morning, leaving the house about 5:45. I hadn't been on Monument Road in Concord in some time and it was beautiful at 6:30: