Monday, February 18, 2013
Happiness is a Warm Day
Or should I say Happiness is a Warm anything at this time of year! Staying warm is an art. Starting with warm clothing and a warm bicycle helps.
If your handle bars are ice cold, so will be your hands in short order. Warming up your bike before you start helps. Bring it in close to the heater if you keep it in a cold place.
Plastic pedals work best to keep your feet from getting cold fast. Plastic conducts the cold poorly. Aluminum cleated pedals unless warmed can send the cold via the cleat right into the shoe. Good winter shoes have a insulated insole to prevent this from happening, but cheep plastic pedals, cleat or not work best for that short winter ride.
Bicycle shops have in great supply things to stay warm, The bigger the store, the better.
Thinking about how to stay warm will have you happier as you enjoy your ride at this time of year! I hope to see you on the road!