For many cyclists, especially those that race, October is considered the offseason. Well, I just don't understand this train of thought. October is the ONSEASON and actually the best month to ride bikes. A couple weeks ago I got up early in Vail and raced up Mill Creek and Benchmarkch, a few pedal strokes ahead of the Outlier racers. Nothing beats the fall morning light on the aspens. Here's a few shots and one of the many reasons to ride through October. November 1, is officially ski season, so until then, it's wheels, wheels, wheels, and a few upright runs here and there. I think I'll get drunk tonight.