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Let’s see some Autumn leaves... & bikes!!!

Old 11-16-19, 08:05 PM
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From last fall, but still brilliant....


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Old 11-17-19, 01:45 PM
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No fall colors here but one of my bikes has fall colors.
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Old 11-17-19, 02:04 PM
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I just raked last week! Still, I feel very fortunate to have fall color here in Nor Cal. Heading out in a few minutes.



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Old 11-17-19, 03:29 PM
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California Sycamore. That's a plane tree to you Europeans. Closest thing to falling leaves here in so-cal. Not a lot of deciduous trees around, except these majestic things. There are walnuts and elders, but those leaves just fall off in a boring way when it first gets cold.

Not many leaves on the ground. Exception here because it's a park with a lawn. Generally the roadsides are kept pretty raked up this time of year to mitigate fire risk.
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Old 11-17-19, 03:37 PM
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Here's some color that shows up in autumn. The 'holly' berries start to turn red this time of year in the Hollywood hills. (actually they are toyon)
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Old 11-17-19, 05:00 PM
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Old 11-17-19, 05:37 PM
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We lost our leaves some time ago. This was my last time outside on Oct 21st. The bike would probably blend in too much if taken in front of a tree.
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Old 11-17-19, 09:24 PM
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Old 11-18-19, 12:40 PM
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Old 11-18-19, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by northbend View Post
Did you take that when you stopped to change gears?
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Old 11-19-19, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
Did you take that when you stopped to change gears?
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It shifts like most downtube friction levers. You do have to lighten your pedaling a bit but no need to stop for that reason.
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Old 11-19-19, 11:11 AM
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Old 11-19-19, 11:47 AM
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Great picture!

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awesome.

(+ courage!...Tough cornering on stuff like that!)
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Old 11-19-19, 12:34 PM
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^^^^^^^ +1; photo could be on the cover of some "Fall Cycling Guide" publication.
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Grasslands and blue sky

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Gravel rail trail near by home last week.
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Old 11-19-19, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by northbend View Post
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It shifts like most downtube friction levers. You do have to lighten your pedaling a bit but no need to stop for that reason.
Ah I thought it was the Paris Roubaix shifter where you have to maneuver that rear lever and pedal backwards but often have to end up getting of the bike to change the gear.

Very cool bike.
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob View Post
the little maple in my front yard puts on a spectacular show.
Nice. Is that an October Glory maple?
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Old 11-20-19, 10:30 AM
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The oak in my front yard is likely to hang on to its leaves until mid-January, meaning I'm not going to get the leaves cleaned out until spring.
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Most of our early snow has melted for now so I took the ‘77 Colnago Super out for a quick photo shoot in the front yard.
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Originally Posted by tiger1964 View Post
Nice. Is that an October Glory maple?
Actually, I don't know, I should find out. All the other maples in my area turn bright red, this one sometimes gets tinges of red but is mostly yellow. I've heard soil chemistry can influence fall leaf color in maples, no idea if that's a factor here or if this maple is a different variety from the others.
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You don't see much in the way of autumn leaves, here in Ari-zoner, but after a storm, you can improvise. 😎
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob View Post
Actually, I don't know, I should find out. All the other maples in my area turn bright red, this one sometimes gets tinges of red but is mostly yellow. I've heard soil chemistry can influence fall leaf color in maples, no idea if that's a factor here or if this maple is a different variety from the others.
Might be maple & brown sugar? 🤔😁
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Some very nice shots! Makes me want to get out and ride...
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