Today I did my first official slippery-road, snow-coming-down, winter-is-here, denial-is-no-longer-an-option commute of the season. I’ve been thinking about winter commuting in the abstract; from a blogging point of view. I’ve been thinking, Yeah, yeah. Every other bike blog is going to do the obligatory series of posts on winter bike commuting; regurgitating the same how-to’s […]
At $35 MSRP, the Helmetclava is more expensive than other balaclavas you can find. It is indeed a fine piece of winter commuting gear, but it takes a little getting used to.
‘Best of all you won’t feel guilty when you reach for seconds from the holiday dessert tray’ (Roundup)Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
A Christmas tree made out of bikes. Zip ties for snow traction. Winter cycling infographic. More holiday gift ideas.
I’m very close to admitting that my mountain bike isn’t really a mountain bike anymore.
If we want our winter commute to be seen as a heroic, we are also saying, “You mere mortals couldn’t handle it.” And if they internalize this message, they won’t ever try.
Whether you’re hitting the slopes, making snowmen with the kids or riding a bicycle in sub-freezing temperatures, those who subject themselves to harsh winter conditions will eventually start to feel its wrath. Some of this stuff might seem girly, but all who spend time outdoors in the winter can benefit from these simple tips. As […]