While trying out the new chainring and tires at Addison Oaks it was pretty apparent that autumn is now here. I looked past the cool evenings and snuggling under a heavy blanket while sleeping with the windows open, but the new-since-last-weekend red and yellow leaves scattered along the trail cinch it.
For the first time riding Addison on a single speed I was quite happy with how things went. Save for a periodic rear brake chirp which I need to work out the bike worked great, and I had little difficulty with any hills. This really is one of my favorite trails; fast, swoopy, enough technical bits to be fun but smooth enough to enjoy rolling along. Next time I’ll schedule a better single speed ride and also head through Bald Mountain. Perhaps Sunday.