The bike has gone into storage.
Please send flowers, chocolates or Meuse beers.

This is the earliest that I have put the bike away. But the service cycles have come due, and there’s only a few more weeks of riding left.

Was a nice day for a ride.
Chilly enough to warrant a beard, two jackets and the handlebar heaters. But warm enough to enjoy the autumnal colours. And the leaves were vibrant in all their varied hues. Shades of the Group of Seven.

A perfect day to put the bike away.
A perfect day to lock in the memory that has to last all winter long.

Richard says:

So sad but I still have at least one more drive in my little red car. Yesterday was a grey day so the colours were amplified against the grey skies.
“An Apple a day keeps me happy”