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The shorter days, the cooler temps, the extra rain, and the colourful leaves all suggest that summer is behind us and that autumn is in full swing. I usually think of autumn as merely that bit of time between good weather (summer) and bad (winter), rather than a distinct season that should be enjoyed for it’s own reward. I don’t deal well with winter, which is why I tend to focus on it, but the transitions from warm to cold tends to be rather the best kind of transitions in this part of the world.

It’s nice to feel the warmth of the sun after a winter of bundling up, runny noses, and freezing fingers and toes, but though satisfying, it’s not quite as charming as autumn – especially for riding one’s bike.

The colour pallet of autumn is warm and cozy, but it seems to arrive somewhat abruptly – at least this year. I suppose it’s more likely that I haven’t paid as much attention in years past, but it has seemed that this year green turned to yellow, orange, and red almost overnight. In any case, it has slipped yet another quiver in Adelaide’s well appointed bow, particularly when it comes to cycling.

So, as I often try (but seldom succeed) to do on a Friday, this is going to be light on controversy (unless you hate pictures of pretty places) and generous with things to look at. With any luck, it may initiate a few extra transitions from the couch to the bike today.

Enjoy.

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Mornings are better once you are surrounded by this.

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One of the many hidden gems just meters away from one of the most popular climb in town.

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From fertilizer to cycling kit, SA’s got the best sh!t around.

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No mountains, but no shortage of elevation either.

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Take the train and go bush for extra adventure.

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Explore more.

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Hit it hard…

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Or just cruise…

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It all has it’s own reward.

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Plus it builds character… right?

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Take one in the morning, best served with mates.

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There’s always a new road to explore.

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And the change in seasons brings fresh experiences to familiar places.

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Whether you prefer smooth roads…

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Or something a little grittier.

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There’s always one loud one in every bunch…

 

All images: The Sticky Bidon