|Totem poles in Salford|
|The Big One|
The Blackpool Illuminations ride of course heralded the end of the summer and the last picnic of the year was spent at St Anne's after a quick paddle in the outdoor pool before sunset.
A group of us met and ate home-made chocolate fudge cake whilst waiting for the traffic to be banished from the seafront to enable a river of bikes to enjoy the illuminations (now in its 101st year).
|The sea was in at Blackpool!|
And this year I'll be investing in some bright lights for off roading in the dark on my way home from work.
|Jubilee Tower, Darwen|
The weather has also taken a turn for the worst, but this year I've toughened up even more and the wet hasnt stopped me riding to work or getting out on those hills (yet).
Ski gloves, scarves, dubbing your boots. Farewell summer, you've gone fast this year, but thanks for the sunshine & going easy on those headwinds this year.