You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em — not hard when you ride a Dahon Folding bicycle, but always a disappointment when the inevitable rolls around here in Chicago. Yes, hardy cyclists ride year around but this 74-year old knows better and is also suffering from a respiratory infection that doesn’t seem to want to go away. When it does it’s time to break out the ice skates and make winter something to look forward to for the next few months. It helps to mix in a Caribbean cruise as well.
Here are some end of the season photos taken by my friend, Don, as we travel along the I&M Canal and Chicago River with a few of my cycling friends. Autumn is a great time to ride, but unfortunately too short.