It is still early Autumn but cooler weather is here and it apparently has brought about a big change at least where I am at. I try to ride Monday thru Saturday and sometimes on Sunday afternoons. Because of the cooler weather I have been starting my rides later in the mornings or even early afternoon after the temperature has warmed up some. When I do go out I am pretty much out there by myself asking “where did everybody go”?

It is still very early Autumn. Most of the trees haven’t even changed color yet much less having their leaves fall onto the ground. All that lies ahead. It is always so pretty to see.

In Wintertime I am used to being one of a very few out there. Sometimes I don’t see another soul when I am out during winter. If I do see another person they are usually walking not cycling. I rarely see a bicyclist out during the winter.

I am trying to talk myself into going out riding right now but I am wimping out as it just hasn’t warmed up much yet … way behind what they forecasted it would be by this time. It seems that the older I get the less motivated I am to venture out when it is not as warm as I would like. Just a hand full of years ago the current temperature (43 degrees) would not be a concern at all. I know tying a carrot on a stick won’t motivate me. Maybe I need to tie a Baby Ruth candy bar on the stick to hold it out in front of me. Maybe I would “go for it”.

Much later — I am happy to say that “I dood it!” … and I didn’t even have to tempt myself with a candy bar. I just went for it and am very glad I did. And no, I saw only a couple of bicyclists out there and a few on foot. Soooooo, many are wimping out. I hope you are not one of them. We need to …


A FREE GIFT awaits you!

Here is a video from last winter when I took a Christmas day ride on the St. Joe Pathway north to Shoaff Park and rode one loop around the park.

Author: Steve Newbauer

I have a few current blogs (tadpolerider1, navysight, truthtoponder and stevesmixedbag) so I am keeping busy. I hope you the reader will find these blogs interesting and enjoy your time here. Feel free to email me at tadpolerider2 at gmail dot com (@gmail.com)

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