Just because the weather is changing and the evenings are closed in doesn’t mean the bike has to be put away. Autum in particular is a lovely time to get out and explore.
The Barrow Track is full of colours on October and November.
The longer you keep cycling the shorter the winter!
Most important though is to look after the bike if out on trails. A quick wash and the bike will need less maintenance.
I have this Specialised Rockhopper at least 10 years and 1,000s of kilometres later it is still flying.