In a coupla days, all the poetry will evaporate and the adjectives will become reactive and adversarial and sometimes even downright violent. Normal life, but especially bike life, will become more harsh and less forgiving. The rules will totally change. Not necessarily good or bad, just how it will be. Tonight I'm savoring the peaceful remnants of our long and wonderful fall season.
And the plan at this point in the post was to shut up and insert a video of tonight's crispy, frosty, dry and chilly ride, accompanied by some music I have been saving for just such an occasion. But alas, my first attempt at night video was a full on crash and burn - black screen with strange bike and human noises. You win some, you lose some. Losing is okay, and even beneficial, as long as you don't make a habit of it.