Author Topic: Been riding to work on my bicycle  (Read 1247 times)

Milkman666

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Been riding to work on my bicycle
« on: March 18, 2014, 01:44:19 PM »
It's been somewhere between -12 and -20 C here for the past while. There's been snow too.

I'm testing the idea of bike commuting year-round by biking in this crap. So far it's a go!

I think only the most insane weather days through January and February will be undoable.

It really isn't that bad. In fact, it's better than riding in spring/fall rain. Except when my eyelashes freeze shut.

UltraRunning

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Re: Been riding to work on my bicycle
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 03:09:37 PM »
It's been somewhere between -12 and -20 C here for the past while. There's been snow too.

I'm testing the idea of bike commuting year-round by biking in this crap. So far it's a go!

I think only the most insane weather days through January and February will be undoable.

It really isn't that bad. In fact, it's better than riding in spring/fall rain. Except when my eyelashes freeze shut.

lol and i felt like i have had it rough biking in 20*f  weather lol .   not as much as a bad ass as you sir. 

enigmaT120

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Re: Been riding to work on my bicycle
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 03:50:13 PM »
20 degrees F and minus 12 C aren't that far apart....

I don't get enough cold weather to worry about it, nor snow.  I do get tired of riding in the rain though.  This morning was beautiful:  35 F. with the full moon shining through wispy clouds.


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Re: Been riding to work on my bicycle
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 08:53:40 PM »
How far is the commute? I've been riding my bike all winter, but I live in FL, so I guess it's a little different.

Milkman666

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Re: Been riding to work on my bicycle
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 07:23:23 PM »
Now, don't go thinking I'm too badass..

The commute is relatively short; about 8km (5mi) because you should live where you work, right?

There is also a paved, plowed and salted bike path, nicely separated from traffic for about 90% of the ride.

The cold is not really as big an issue as overheating! I'm far more concerned with the rain. Then we'll see how badass I am!