Beware of fallen leaves.
If there is moisture between them and the road (very likely), they can be as slippery as ice during turns. They could also hide dangerous cracks or potholes.
Traffic permitting, steer around patches of leaves. If you can’t, reduce speed and coast through gingerly with your butt an inch over the saddle.
Brake to a safe speed before entering a leaf-strewn turn. Then ride straight through the patch just as you would on ice or sand. Resume the turn as soon as you’re clear.
Kenneth Pierce says
Also watch out for wooden bridges, when wet the they are slick like ice. And just like ice, you fall fast and hard.
Gary W Albertson says
Yes and also beware of cornering accross street gutters, even though they don’t have any water in them, the edges can have slippery moss build up, feels just like hitting ice, down you will go, and landing on a curb can really injure you and the bike!
Jack Hartnett says
Yes, I know all about fallen leaves, crashed on my Trek Domane a few years ago resulted in a hospital visit for several days. Broken hip & pelvis PLEASE be safe & careful out there.
Pine straw can be bad, too. Had a few hard falls on MTB because of it.