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My Favorite Time of Year to Ride….

I love riding in the fall, but not for the normal reasons….  Cool weather, changing colors – those are great, but they pale in comparison to my reason for loving fall cycling.

I got home from work at 3:30 in the afternoon.  You’re thinking that’s an easy day, right?  That was 13-1/2 hours.  Better to work when every one else is sleeping, I get more done.  Anyway, I was whooped so I took a 20 minute nap.  I woke up recharged and ready to go.

I dealt with some work stuff while I readied the Trek.  I waited till 5, changed and headed out the door.


It was warm out, maybe three degrees above normal, or a perfect room temperature.  I had a smile stretched across my face before I rolled over the quarter-mile mark.  Coming up on the middle of October and I’m riding outside in shorts and short-sleeves.  It just doesn’t get better than that.

I just did my normal 17.6 mile route and I loved every one of the 4,940(ish) pedal strokes.  There was nothing unique about my ride yesterday, but it was good.

It rained all day Thursday, and Wednesday too.  Wednesday was a day off and I rode the trainer on Thursday.  Good Lord, the trainer….  Not the trainer!

I love autumn cycling because the weather this time of year is a little crappy, so every chance I get to ride outdoors is special.  Every ride feels like a treat, and for that, I am grateful.