Fall is the most fleeting of seasons. It’s burst of color a final explosion before the land plunges into a world of abbreviated days, muted grays and biting winds. Don’t spend it inside, eating bonbons and drinking pumpkin flavored coffee. We’ve compiled three local rides that start in the city o’ Frederick and head out into the country. They are not your typical rides, and they avoid the main roads that Frederick cyclists use. Less traffic, more scenery. Some of ‘em have pretty big hills. For all of them, we recommend a roadish bike with fat tires and low gears. Anytime there is gravel or dirt, exercise caution, especially when descending. With all of these rides, we’ll post up a cue sheet at the end of the ride description so you can go rock it out just by printing the cue up and clipping it to your bars. No Garmin needed.