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Monday, November 22, 2010

winter bicycling, revisited

Read this, it's what I wrote two-years ago regarding riding a bicycle in MPLS winter conditions.

Since then I have acquired a few more wool base-layer items (short- and long-sleeved shirts, all my socks, head beanie, glove liners), which I cannot stress enough for keeping you warm and dry. I also just recently scored a used pair of Lake winter cycling boots; I'll be getting those ready to go in the next few days, but haven't used them yet.

Kudos.

[edit - my friend Rich rides with Mukluks during the winter months and swears by them, as does Andrew in this here comments section. Damn me for not mentioning them and again for not having tried them yet.]

4 comments:

Andrew Karre said...

The Lake shoes are pretty good for me down to 20 or so, but the real revelation last winter was Steger Mukluks. Once it gets truly cold, the mukluks come out and the big BMX pedals go on. Very happy feet.

Anja said...

I am wondering if there is a sight out there that might comment on the road conditions for biking?

Anja said...

I can't believe I haven't tried my mukluks before(!)

Marco Esteban said...

Damnit, I forgot to mention Mukluks.