2. What is Bike Winter?
Courtesy of Liz Durham 3. Who and Why
4. Weather Myths Courtesy of Michael Brosilow 5. Weather Reality Courtesy of Jerome Hughes Courtesy of Cigdem Tunar 6. Most Weather is Great! (especially when you define winter as six months. . . ) With thanks to Bob Matter and www.weather.com 7. Reasons to Ride 365
8. Tips for Staying in the Saddle
Courtesy of Lorena Cupcake 9. Layers: No Sweat
Courtesy of Ash Lottes 10. Lighting/Visibility
Courtesy of Don Sorsa 11. Where and How to Ride
Courtesy of Chris Eves 12. Our Bikes Suffer More Than We Do!
Courtesy of Michael Young 13. Know Your Options
Courtesy of metrarail.com and transitchicago.com 14. Disclaimer We at Bike Winter really, truly believe that bicycles are wonderful, reliable forms of year-round transportation. However, we would be lying if we didn't acknowledge that getting caught in a 34 degree downpour, or turning the corner into a 34 mph arctic wind can make you want to curse the skies, hail a cab and move to Arizona. You will get cold. You will get frustrated. You might have close calls or even fall. Just know that all-weather cycling does get easier with experience. Let the freedom, convenience and other benefits of two-wheeled living motivate you to roll up the learning curve. And when all else fails to lift your spirits after a particularly bruising commute, boil up some tea or grab a flask, pound your chest (might help the feeling come back to your fingers) and take pride in your sense of adventure. 15. Stay Warm and in Touch!
Questions? Courtesy of Holly Rhode