Fall Cycling

The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. Fall has arrived and it’s changed the way I ride. I know a lot of people enjoy the change of seasons, especially in Colorado, but I don’t look forward to it. There is less opportunity to get out on the bike.

Fall cycling can be somewhat of a challenge. There are many things to compete with. The weather, especially the temperature. The days are so short, it can be hard to find time to get in a long ride. And paths and roads can be covered in leaves obscuring obstacles and debris.

While the cooler temperatures can be intimidating, with the right clothing the cold can be a nice compliment any ride. Lucky here in Colorado sunshine is something we can usually look forward to and it can make a chilly ride feel comfortable.

Fall also brings the opportunity introduce cross training, so that next season is even better. This year I plan to continue with strength training, but also incorporate swimming and running. Swimming has be proved to be more of a challenge than I thought (not that I thought it was going to be easy). And taking time off of running over the summer has made getting back into difficult. This will hopefully lead to a triathlon, a new challenge here in the near future.


Growing up in Colorado you can't help but love the outdoors. Something magical happens with 300 days of sunshine and the Rocky Mountains in your back yard. My athletic endeavors started on the bike, I would get out and ride whenever I could. In 2011 I moved to Oxford, England for work. I missed the sunshine and mountains, but discovered my passion for running. When I moved back to Colorado I started combining cycling and running, so it was only natural that I started competing in triathlons. I took second place at my first sprint, and caught the bug. Today I'm training for my fourth Ironman.

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