About this time there are more accidents.
You made it through the summer, had a few scares, figured out you can go faster and stop the bike with a lot more confidence than the start of the bike season. Getting a bit more complacent and found that you can weave in and out of traffic with ease wereas earlier you were doing shoulder checks and being cautious.
You probably have or know a friend that tried wheelies for the first time.
Soon the leaves will be falling and they are slippery. It is now darker earlier and your not as visible.
The first rains and the morning dew will make the roads slippery in the morning and on shaded corners.
Bottom line is your not as good as you think you are so think a bit, and keep some extra safety thoughts and distance between you and the moms in mini vans rushing to get the kids to school for the first time after a summer of sleeping in they are now waking up earlier and more grumpier!
Other old riders probably got a tip or so to add too!
We lost some good people this season. Lets not end this season with anymore bad news!