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

Old 11-14-19, 04:41 PM
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Let’s see some Autumn leaves... & bikes!!!

While Ive been in walking mode lately more than Ive been riding, I did go out for a spin today. Took a long roundabout way to the grocery store. Just as Ive given much appreciative attention to the autumn foliage on my walks lately, I was also taken back by the many beautiful colors, and textures as I rode trough. Lobed leaves, serrated leaves, spade shaped leaves. All earthy shades of yellow, red, orange, brown. Big leaves, tiny leaves. Leaves on the branch, and leaves on the ground. Leaves spiraling downward, slowly in mid air. Piles of leaves!

It got me to thinking that this show of change is but a passing moment in time, a cyclic phase, and that the scenery will soon turn to darker, drab silvery gray winter colors, maybe contrasted with the brightness of snow. Eventually, spring will lead us into a fresh restart!

And I wondered how autumn is looking where you live. So if youve got any recent fall photos, or happen to snap any before the season passes, then...

Letss see those autumn leaves! And bikes too (though the latter is not necessarily required



Here: Maple, be it Japanese, Vine, Big Leaf, or other species is always a reliable fall entertainer. One particular neighborhood was all but completely blanketed in warm, varying hues of yellow...


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@ryansu stoked for your acquisition of the Allez while the season is still rider friendly. A bike definitely worth its cover charge of one 6-pack 😁

A respectable sprinkling of leaves in the yard too!
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Old 11-14-19, 06:23 PM
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Sadly, we didn't get autumn here. It went straight from "almost fall" to "deep winter" in 48 hours. Ground is covered with green leaves.
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^^^^^ Same thing in WI, except the green leaves all over the ground are covered with snow. It went UP to freezing today, for the first time all week.
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The arctic blast we just got pretty much ruined it for this year, but normally the little maple in my front yard puts on a spectacular show. No bike in the pic, none I have can compete with that.

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Last week in the Gorge.




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No leaves to show, this year. But this autumn sunrise prompted me to do one last Canada ride. Sadly, I blew my knee out later that day (not riding - carrying firewood). Riding is over for a while but these Canadian sunrises just keep coming back every morning, until it gets too cold for the sun to do its thing...
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Nice mixture of fall colors getting shared. And some nice bikes finding their way into the mix as well.

As for the two fellas whos area experiences a quick jump from summer to winter, Im sorry you all miss the colorful autumn transition. I imagine that your climates must offer some other gifts that cant be found everywhere else.

I love the trees, the open road, the Columbia Gorge, the action shot, the sunrise... all sheared so far! Id be lying though if I said that the spoked wreath shared by @noglider didnt come as the coolest surprise 😂

Thanks for indulging me you all.



From the short walk to work today...



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Not C&V, but Bromptons never change, so close enough.

Early fall, outside of Frankfurt, Germany somewhere.



And later fall, riding from the airport to Stockholm, Sweden

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I gotcher leaves right here:


pre-dawn commute

Later in the ride, just after sun-up:


bike, bike, goose
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Peak colors about 2-3 weeks later than normal here and the trees did not do a good job of coordinating color changes to occur together. This pic is from last week, last day before the freeze blast. Looking on the bright side of the cold snap though, at least this year I did some raking in cold weather, rather than sweating in shorts and t-shirt.

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On Tuesday, the polar vortex came through New York. That night, all the leaves came off all the gingko trees, and we have a lot in my neighborhood. Some sidewalks and cars were totally blanketed.



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From today’s late fall ride west of Boston:

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On Tuesday, the polar vortex came through New York. That night, all the leaves came off all the gingko trees, and we have a lot in my neighborhood. Some sidewalks and cars were totally blanketed.
Same thing with the Ginko street trees on my street. First hard frost night and all the leaves come down no matter what state of color change they are in. This year they were at least yellow.
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Central California doesn't get much in the way of fall colors, so this will have to do.

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