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A’ME Heated Hand Grips: Hot Cocoa for your Hands

In making the transition from car to bike as my vehicle, I found that many of the things that applied to my car now apply to my bike. My car had a good windshield so I purchased a good set of Oakley Goggles. My car had studded tires for the winter, so my bike does [...]

Winter Commuting in Alaska:
Things don’t always work out as we plan

Continued from “Learning to Ride In the Wind — Real Wind“ Since this is the first year that we don’t have a car, we have had to learn how to pack things home, and have had quite a few mishaps along the way. I knew that without studded tires, I had to walk over the [...]

Seeing the Trail and Keeping Options Open with a Cygolite Turbo Mini

Commuting by bike through the winter has presented several challenges. One of the challenges has been adequate lighting. Without good lighting, I have lost the trail and ended up off my bike. I have had to stop many times by the highway until the bright lights of the oncoming cars passed, because the headlights completely [...]

Winter Commuting in Alaska: Learning to Ride In the Wind — Real Wind

Editor’s Note: Ever since her first contribution, “Blizzards and Meth Labs and Bears. Oh my!,” Shanna Ladd has sent me a wealth of information on her experiences winter bike commuting 10 miles into Wasilla, Alaska. It’s way too good to publish in one long post, but I will give away the ending: To us wussies [...]