It’s fall. Let that soak in a bit, fall is here (the equinox may disagree slightly.) The inside of my house in Pueblo West cooled down to 70* for the first time since spring. I no longer run the air conditioner at night and enjoy sleeping with the windows open again. Yep it’s fall. Are you recalling all the wonderful rides you took during the summer? Did you wear out a few sets of tires this year? Or…are you once again regretting rides not taken and places not visited? There is still time. Some of the most beautiful rides of the year are just around the corner. The Colorado high country during the fall is some of the most spectacular riding to be had anywhere on the continent at any time and it is right outside your door. Please don’t park your bike for the winter until you treat yourself to at least one more day/weekend/week of riding. Fall is a wonderful time to slow the pace a bit. Maybe stop a little more frequently just to look around and soak in the scenery. Life is extremely short and precious, get out and do those things you’ve been meaning to do this summer. I know for all those reading this, for at least some part of your life that means pushing the start button, listening to the sewing machine engine and starting just one more ride. As Billy Joel says, “Slow down, you crazy child
and take the phone off the hook and disappear for a while
it's all right, you can afford to lose a day or two.” When will you realize your Beemer waits for you?
ride, RIDE, RIDE,