There’s a definite chill in the air over the past week. My thoughts are turning to those dark and slippery commutes of winter.
I’ve only gone through one winter cycling every day (well, most days). I was super anxious about it though. I wasn’t sure what special measures to take when the weather turned cold and snow started to fall. I thought maybe we could gather some tips here from readership about the differences between winter and summer cycling.
So let’s collaborate a bit. Can we make a list of tips for locals who are following along and thinking about starting a winter bike commute?
Sound like fun? I’ll start with one of mine:
If you bike in your work wear under a jacket or cycling pants, it might be a good idea to have a change of clothes squirreled away at work. I’ve had more than one slush puddle completely emptied onto me by passing motorists! Not fun.
- What kind of bike do you use for winter? I used a beater last season that I was able to garbage at the end of the season.
- What will you do different this year?
- Other tips?