Although winter weather is coming—it has already arrived in some areas—it shouldn’t keep anyone indoors during one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. Between sunbreaks and showers, quiet roads are walled in with color, begging to be explored. It was on such a day that Garmin-Sharp rider, Alex Howes, stopped by the Castelli USA office in Portland, Oregon. His schedule was pretty tight, but he was able to give us a couple hours for a quick photo/video shoot in the area. We headed out to Rocky Point Road, just north of the city, and he pointed his bike uphill. The short climb had nothing of the sweeping alpine vistas that are found in europe, but the wet roads and play of bright-colored leaves against the dark trees made for some nice images of the new Alpha Wind Jersey.