I had decided to take most of September off riding. I did the odd ride, but nothing big - or more importantly, focussed. They were just fun, social, rides; enjoying riding a bike. The plan was, is, to start bagging the steady stuff now, October, to be in a race ready state much earlier next year.
Just got back from a smashing holiday in Italy with the wife - no riding, just a chilled out week reading, eating, and drinking.