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Winter Riding Tips: The Real Chill

by on December 13, 2012

Winter riding is pretty easy.  You put on fewer clothes than you think you need, manage being cold for the first 5 minutes of riding, then be careful not to sweat too much as you ride comfortably in chilly temperatures.  Zippered vents are the winter rider’s friend.

The real cold comes about 30 minutes after I stop riding … if I’ve not hit the shower yet.  It doesn’t seem to matter if I strip off the damp cycling clothes or not.  Dry clothing still doesn’t ward of the chill.  About 30 minutes after the ride, I’m usually shivering and have goosebumps on my legs and arms.  It doesn’t last long, and if nothing else, it drives me into the shower to get moving for the rest of my day.

This Morning’s Ride: 21.1 miles
Month: 235.8 miles
2012: 5,739.4 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 19,593.1 miles

From → Tips/School

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