Winter Biking Tips

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Tips from Winter Cyclists

Winter biking essentials:
Waterproof, wind proof outer jacket (does not need to be insulated--you'll generate plenty of warmth)
Warm, waterproof glove/mitten combos that do not compromise your dexterity
Warm, waterproof shoe/boots with warm socks and room for toe wiggling
Warm, but thin head covering that will fit under your helmet and protect your ears
Wicking base layers, like silk or synthetics
Weekly chain lubing
Worn brake pad replacement
White headlight, red backlight and reflective tape. (OK, folks get by without these, but I think they help a lot with visibility)

Non-essentials, but darn helpful:
Waterproof, wind proof pants
Armpit zippers in the jacket to help prevent overheating
A sense of adventure

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David Regen (not verified)
winter tips

Embrocation (that stuff you rub on your legs to warm them up).

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Peter Storey (not verified)

"Good list.

But, for my part, I'd strike the word ""waterproof"" everywhere it appears. For those of us with inefficient hi-heat/lo-power metabolisms, waterproof merely poaches the body from within. Unless, of course, it is actually raining or guaranteed to.

Peter Storey"

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