Archive | September 2013

CHAINRINGS — Sunset Cycles Monthly Newsletter

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IN THIS ISSUE:

RIDE LEADER NOTES – Autumn Leaves
WASHCO RIDE OF THE MONTH – After School Special
LOCAL FOCUS – Burley
SHOP NEWS – Back to School SALE; Lock it Up
TEAM NOTES – Weekend Ride Reminders
SURVEY – The Best Things About Autumn
RIDE LEADER NOTES

RIDE LEADER NOTES

Autumn Leaves

by Roger Colwell 

Inevitably, as August comes to pass, I long for Summer to stay around forever…but how much fun would that be?

Imagine what I’d miss if I skipped Autumn: Cool early mornings when fog sits in the valleys; a crisp breeze that rustles the orange, yellow, and red leaves of a roadside stand of trees; the payoff of the afternoon sun on my face as I take a break from the shop to enjoy a warm cup of coffee.IMG_0050And, Autumn rides. Ahhh…the colors, sights, and smells of autumn rides. It’s the time I look forward to most of all on the calendar. Perhaps it’s the impending arrival of winter rains that provide extra motivation for me to get out the door and into the saddle. Whatever the reason, I savor every drop of Fall, and like a backyard squirrel ferrying away nuts for the cold season, make the most of every available time to ride.

I invite you to do the same. Instead of thinking of better storage areas for your bike or planning a Springtime vacation, ramp up your riding as September and October come into focus. Carve out a lunchtime ride or two each week if possible. And hurry home to take advantage of fading daylight for those sweet early evening jaunts. Read More…