This holiday weekend marks the end of the American summer, although the meteorologists know that doesn't actually occur until the autumnal equinox on September 21st. While we were on a Tropical Storm Watch in NYC on Thursday/Friday as Hurricane Earl approached (and passed uneventfully), it has already gotten cooler up here in Millerton, getting down to 7C overnight. And it was only 11C at 7.30 am when we set off this morning on our favorite ride here, over into Connecticut to West Cornwall with the covered bridge for breakfast at the Wandering Moose Cafe, then home to Millerton NY along the Housatonic River then Route 112 via Lime Rock. About 45km roundtrip. As the photos show below, the "fall colors" are also starting to appear and it should be spectacular in a few weeks.