I love seasons. One of the reasons I live in the middle of the country is that it has the full four season experience. Fall has always been my favorite time of the year. I have loved football since I was a little kid and Autumn always represented putting on the pads. In cycling it is a great time to really enjoy riding for the fun of riding. Even if you are racing cross, it is a different type of environment than the overly agro road scene. This is the time of year I dust of the mountain bike and work in some great rides in the woods. What better way to find piece of mind?
I also really enjoy the opportunity to focus on doing more with the family. The kids soccer gets on the way, we get out and hike and I can step back and smell the roses.