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  1. #1
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    Are we ready for fall?

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    What do you do to get ready for riding in fall temperatures? I so love fall, the crisp air and the awesome colors...fall is home to me!

  2. #2
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    My favorite riding season. I don't do anything to get ready, just happy to not be riding in the heat and getting to wear different cycling clothes!
    2015 Trek Silque SSL
    Specialized Oura

    2011 Guru Praemio
    Specialized Oura

  3. #3
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    Same as Crankin. I just love cooler weather.
    Helene
    Riding a 2014 Specialized Amira LS4 Expert - aka The Zebra!
    2015 Specialized Crux e5 - aka Bora Bora bike

  4. #4
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    Checking in from the SE Coast, I can only say 'ditto' times 4.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

  5. #5
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    Me too. I'm not a hot weather person and feel like I come alive again in the fall.

  6. #6
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    so excited as well, we are heading out to my favorite spot on Friday - the owyhee desert to explore cherry stems in the wilderness area
    Sky King
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  7. #7
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    I love everything about fall. Cooler temps, leaves changing, cozying up at the fireplace, sweater weather, pumpkin everything, hay rides and bonfires.
    2014 Surly Straggler
    2012 Salsa Casseroll - STOLEN

  8. #8
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    I prefer summer. Not that I dislike fall, I just dislike knowing that winter is on its way. And I prefer late sunsets.

    As for preparation, you'll want some layers to add or subtract as weather conditions change and you warm up or get colder during a ride. Arm warmers, wind breaker, wind vest, base layers, stuff like that. Capris, knee warmers, leg warmers or tights, toe covers if you're prone to cold feet. I personally find that wool garments are the most versatile for fall, winter and spring, and I know I'm not alone in that.

    There's a bike shop near where you live called Bike Doctor. I've never been there but many of my friends in the Oxon Hill club shop there and have nothing but great things to say about them. They can be helpful with suggestions for cool weather clothing (and lots of other things). And of course the good people at Team Estrogen have just about everything you could need and they can provide good, specific advice about their products if you have questions.

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

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    Jolt is offline Dodging the potholes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by VeganBikeChick View Post
    I love everything about fall. Cooler temps, leaves changing, cozying up at the fireplace, sweater weather, pumpkin everything, hay rides and bonfires.
    Pretty much sums it up…I sure am ready! And don't forget apple picking!
    2011 Surly LHT
    1995 Trek 830

  10. #10
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    Fall brings Winter. Summer is better than Winter cuz I can ride my bike just about anytime without worrying about inclimate weather and darkness. So I'm not so excited about Fall. Sorry. Life in the Northwest!
    2011 Specialized Ruby Comp
    2015 Giant Liv Tempt 3

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    This is my first Fall in FL, it's a wonderful break from the summer heat and rain... and knowing an Illinois winter isn't going to happen I'm looking forward to fall for the first time in many years!

    Electra Townie 7D

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    Oh, Pax, that's wonderful. Good for you guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by salsabike View Post
    Oh, Pax, that's wonderful. Good for you guys!
    Thanks, add to that we're picking up a new-to-us little camper next week so we can explore more "off the beaten path" places... we're having a pretty good time

    Electra Townie 7D

 

 

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