The weather this time of year can present some extra challenges for cyclists in Placer County.
Starting early in the morning means two or three layers to keep warm.
But sometime before noon, most riders will be in short sleeves again.
Many trees are beginning to change color and then drop their leaves. Damp leaves on the road or bike path can be slippery, so ride with extra caution during this beautiful time to be on the road.
Tom Frady is a Lincoln resident and avid cyclist and driver.