Almost certain today was my last ride of the season. Lots of practical reasons for this, as well as a few emotional ones. On the pragmatic side, I don't like to put my bike away dirty for the season, and the season for practicable hose use is effectively at an end. On the emotional side, I find I need to have a clean break where I know that "it's over." Not everyone does, but I do. And no, unlike many of my riding buddies, I do not ride all winter. I like the break, and (obviously) I like to ski. So here are the 2010 memorial season "before and after" photos from this afternoon.