I only chuck a bit of cold water over my face on the morning of a ride. No point having a shower seeing as im about to cycle 30-50 miles on my own. I shower afterwards.My first thought on reading this was.....how is it possible for anyone to get up at 5.30 and be out by 6.00 . It takes me at least 90 minutes to do ablutions, breckie and shower etc.
The bike, clothing and anything I need to take with me are set out with military precision the night before.
30 minutes to have breakfast, get dressed, sort bag and water bottles, brush teeth and get out the door is plenty for me