Friday, December 17, 2010

Fair Weather Cyclist? No More!

The temperatures have dropped here on the East Coast and so have the cyclists, or not? A collection of articles were published recently, providing tips and some cleaver ways to ride through winter. Cover the essentials, ears, face, fingers and toes. In this article, they recommend a balaclava for the face or facemask. Buy a good pair of water and wind resistant gloves, if it is terribly cold where you live – you may want a pair of lobster gloves to keep the fingers together for warmth. Wool socks are fantastic and booties work wonderfully if you ride clipless. Check out this “how to” article showing a quick way to make snow tires with zip ties. Enjoy, ride safe, stay warm!