Winter bike rides - how do we solve
How cold is too cold to ride a bike?
For some cyclists, riding a bike in any temperature below 50 degrees Fahrenheit is really cold. For this column, 'really cold' is defined as below 32 degrees.
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Is winter riding bad for your bike?
Winter weather conditions can be hard on your bike, but if you prepare well you can still embrace everything winter riding has to offer. Winter riding can be exhilarating, but mud, ice and extra debris on the road can speed up the wear and tear on your bike components.8 дек. 2020 г.
(crashing) - Welcome to our 10 things you shouldn't do while driving in winter. It's not a catchy title, but it's useful. Let's get started with the first one.
Okay, let's go. Of course, if in the cold you have to Wear enough clothes to keep you warm and warm for each stage of the journey. So make sure you wear layers and when each layer is taken off remove the item which you can put in its place in your bag.
There are so many technical items clothing and solutions out there. Brilliant items that have warmth and are breathable that can be stored when needed, so in addition to warmth, you need to remember to stay dry, remember how dry your feet are There is nothing worse than wet feet. Ankle boots may be required to put on your riding shoes.
Finally, protect your hands from the wet and cold. If your hands are too cold, driving is almost impossible. And if you are in big ones Bringing inconvenience and danger, then driving without gloves is simply not an option.
You should never rely on your phone. However, they are incredibly useful for so many things. Record your journey with sophisticated apps or map your route.
But service can fail and the batteries can fail if you forget to charge them for granted. That said, having a phone with you that will consistently get you out of a hole when something goes wrong is a fantastic tool. So take it, but don't trust it, take it, but don't trust it.
But take it. So, downside of the phone problem. Don't drive unless someone knows where you are going.
Have a plan drawn up. Let's say things go wrong and you fall down and injure yourself or you get lost. If no phone is working then things could get tricky.
Imagine if it goes really wrong and you are in serious trouble and need help. Well, Unless you've given someone an idea of your route and when to expect your return, the chances of help finding you quickly is less. That leads me to my next point.
Don't go without a planned route. This is important, a planned route is great for exactly the safety reasons I just mentioned. It's also incredibly helpful for you in terms of actually planning your trip.
Regarding timing, temperature, diet, bike setup, and equipment. All of these decisions should be based on where you are going and how long it will take. So do your homework first, route you take is appropriate and rewarding Your stage will end in tears, oh no.
Although we can't see you cry because it would be dark and it was raining and you are alone and scared. Do not drive on closed roads. That's obvious, really.
When a trail is closed, it's not just to annoy you. The decision was probably made by someone who really wanted to keep that trail long term, instead of letting it go now and being part of irreparable damage which leads to the fact that all drivers are blocked from not using the path in the future, which would be annoying. There can also be safety reasons why the path would be blocked.
Fallen trees or broken bridges. Who knows what it could be. The easy way to avoid injuries for you and the trailis work with the people who are looking for the trails so if it is closed go a different path I hate people doing this don't ride tough Tires an absolute shock, so this is your chance to experiment with lower pressures, Ma ybe start reducing the pressure from 30 psi on each wheel.
I ride 23 in the front and 25 in the back. In the description below there is a article on this subject from the first turn. In fact, you'll know there's a huge difference in grip even when you're braking.
The front digs in, giving you so much more control. The back will anchor you to the trail. Play with this pressure and find your ideal wind tire pressure.
Don't forget to watch the article if you are not sure. Hello, hello. Don't forget to use lights and make sure they are charged.
Lights are an obvious call, but so easy to miss. It's a product category with some serious hitters and a lot of design and development. Get a bright light and you've opened upa a brand new form of cycling.
Night riding is an amazing feeling and can be a big part of your wind riding. Of course, you also have lights for visibility, so you can see, but so can others Can You See Important Fact, don't miss the chance to understand what an incredible bike component they are for your visibility and night riding. Make sure you are visible.
There are drivers, Blake Samson, who like to look cool when they are driving. You love this stealth look, but it just doesn't fly when it comes to sailing in the wind. They have to be visible to be obvious reasons.
If you have any road work in your driving route then it goes without saying that the better the other riders can see you the better. On the trail it's important that you too Make yourself visible to anyone who, God forbid, would need to find you for some negative reason. 'But accidents happen,' said Martin.
And when the worst happens, it's important to be easy to spot on the exam. Some wind driving tips include things like using your momentum to roll through sticky mud that can run off so try looking a little further ahead along the way and notice where you are going and the need to maintain that speed . If you're trapped in a certain sloppy area, this can happen.
It's quite long Make sure you keep your pedals moving straight, with a hi gh cadence. Ride the bike through the dirt with a deliberate swing. Once you lose speed, it's hard to get into the slippery stodge recovering with low grip strength to add that extra confidence in tackling these tough driving conditions.
The fear of getting cut out can really help. Once clips are the norm for teenagers, this is probably no longer necessary. Don't forget to have a great time too I mean, that's all to be honest.
Driving in the wind adds some extra driving elements to the mix. Not everything is easy to master, but the challenge you will face will be well worth it. The reward also goes in the right reluctance to go out on this cold, wet, snowy, and muddy old day going out.
I promise. It will be way better than you think. Thanks for watching this article.
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What do cyclists do in winter?
Similar to running, many cyclists seem to despise swimming. It's a great winter workout though, and with plenty of indoor pools, bad weather isn't an excuse. Swimming is a full-body activity that helps cyclists work a variety of muscles and get a great cardio workout at the same time.
Here in the Netherlands, our family regularly uses the network of safe bike paths that can be found almost everywhere. These are so safe that even our young children can cycle to school, to activities, and to friends themselves, and they have become an important part of the high quality of life we experience here. Unfortunately, all of this is completely impossible in Canada because we have winter there.
And of course you can't ride a bike in winter I've never tried it. This is the city of Oulu in Finland, considered the winter cycling capital of the world, this is a city where 22% of all trips are made by bike and in of the 77% of the population say they cycle the least occasionally. Yet over half of these people cycle all year round, despite their harsh winters.
And not only the young and strong cycle here in winter. At -20 degrees you can even see very elderly people cycle. This is the bicycle parking lot of a typical primary school in Oulu in January, because 52% of all trips are to school and university covered by bike.
Somehow, even young Finnish kids can cycle all year round. Hence the obvious question: Why are Canadians? But maybe it's not that easy. This is the city of Tampere, also in Finland.
Despite the fact that the Finns call this a swimming pool, far fewer people bike in Tampere than in Oulu. So why? Fortunately, we don't have to guess because researchers have studied and written papers on cycling in winter. And the results are very clear: in cities with cold winters, there is almost no correlation between winter temperatures and the amount of cycling in winter.
Let that sink in: temperature and weather conditions don't have a significant impact on winter cycling levels in a city. It's an utter myth that people don't ride bikes in winter because of the cold. What does research tell us? b There are two things that make people want to cycle like in Oulu.
First, is there a network of safe cycle paths? Is it possible to get to your destination without having to share the road or crossing each other regularly at high speed? This is what Oulu does exceptionally well: Oulu has 875 km of separate cycle paths connecting every part of the city, that's over 4 meters of cycle path for each resident. In fact, Oulu only has about 600 meters of painted bike lanes across the city. Which makes perfect sense, because when it snows you don't see any white color.
But you can see images that are skilfully projected onto the snow from above. Well done, Oulu. And that's not great - also a compact medieval European city.
Oulu has a lot of auto-centered urban sprawl and many people live in single family houses. In fact, it has almost exactly the same urban population density as my hometown of London, Ontario in Canada. It's creepy how close those numbers are.
And why is it that every city except Amsterdam has the ugliest flags? Anyway, there is literally no reason why a typical medium-sized Canadian city couldn't be like Oulu when properly designed in places to go, with safe trails for walking and biking. And even better, many of these cycle paths are designed as short cuts that are faster than driving a car and encourage people to cycle even more, just like in the Netherlands Not enough, Oulu also has over 300 underpasses that pedestrians and cyclists can use, to bypass main roads. These make it possible to drive entire journeys without ever bumping into a traffic light or even stopping.
This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. A network of safe bicycle lanes is the greatest predictor of bicycle traffic levels in any city in the world. It is far more important than any other metric including culture, distance, hills and in this case the weather.
After the bicycle network, the next important element is snow removal. Is the bicycle network properly maintained in winter? And that's the real key to Oulu's success, because there are very, very, very few cities that do this well. Toronto, as one example is a city with fairly mild winters compared to Finland and most of Canada.
But very few people go there in winter. When you watch the Toronto winter cycling articles, is there any surprise? “Most of Toronto's bike lanes are painted bike troughs. These become dumping areas for snow.
They are routinely run over by motorists, leaving tracks that melt and refreeze into impassable paths of jagged ice, forcing cyclists to share the road with cars. Snow is often dumped by snow plows on the neatly separated bike lanes. And only a fraction of the already tiny bicycle network is serviced in winter.
The city says they don't even start plowing if there's no more than two inches of snow which is why few people cycle through winter in Toronto or any other Canadian city. Not the weather. In Oulu, the priority cycle routes are all plowed within 3 hours of 2 cm of snowfall, and they are plowed several times a day if necessary.
Snow removal companies guarantee that the depth of snow never exceeds 4 cm and maintain the paths with solid snow that is free of ice and debris, which makes cycling easier. Simply put, the bike paths in Oulu are seen as an important part of the infrastructure that gets people from A to B. So you don't want cyclists to compete for space on public transport - or worse, to drive cars - just because it snowed.
You make it a priority. Oulu proves cold isn't the problem. Snow isn't the problem.
Winter is a lazy excuse used by the ignorant to suppress the discussion about safe road infrastructure. The snow could explain why “only” 22% of the trips in your city are by bike instead of let's say 42% but if less than 2% of your population bike, it's not because of the weather. It's because people bicycling The truth is that cycling in cold weather is really not bad.
Toronto routinely has cold days but without a lot of snow where the roads are perfectly clear. So after getting tired of waiting for transit vehicles to be kept in traffic because Canadian public transport is stupid and counterproductive, I decided to ride my bike to work in the winter and it was fine.It there is nothing “hardcore” or “extreme” about cycling in winter.
I have done it and I assure you, I am not a particularly “tough” person. Just ask my brother, “You mean my brother? a total weakling. ”At first I had problems with ice, but then I discovered studded winter tires.
These things are like magic on ice. I never slipped while driving. What is interesting, however, is that most people don't use studded tires in Oulu because if you plow your bike paths properly, they are not slippery at all.
And that goes for sidewalks too. Seriously, the winter road and bike path maintenance service in Oulu is unbelievable. It's complicated and expensive, but it's still a fraction of the cost of maintaining wide roads and highways for cars.
Oulu shows what can be done if your city isn't bankrupted by too much car infrastructure. Oulu tracks data on cyclists very well with automated bike detectors like this one. What's interesting is that the number of people who ride a bike in winter stays pretty constant until the temperature drops below about -20 degrees, and even then it only drops by 15%, which may surprise you, but one thing I keep hearing from people who try winter cycling that they feel a lot warmer than they thought it would be.
I thought cycling in winter was freezing cold, but you get warm surprisingly quickly. And cycling in the snow is actually quite pleasant. Drivers tend to drive much more slowly, noise from the city is muted, and it's easy to maintain a comfortable temperature in all but the coldest weather conditions.
I definitely prefer - by far - cycling in the rain. Some people like to talk about the 'gear' you need for winter cycling. I'll share what I would normally wear when cycling in winter: first, I recommend a 'jacket'.
It's like a big warm shirt to wear over your clothes. Next you need 'gloves'. like shoes, but for the hands, which is why they call both the Dutch (French) and the Germans (Belger) gloves.
I would recommend one of these wool headgear as well. People call her a lot of different names, but they're all wrong. It's called Touque.
Now that you have your specialized gear, you're ready to go biking in the winter! Now when it gets really cold, like below -20 degrees you want You wear more layers, and a scarf. But it's exactly the same type of clothing that Canadians routinely wear for skiing, snowmobiling, or other winter activities. You can even get pogies for your bike to keep your hands warm, just like you would with snowmobiles.
These are great. Fortunately, several cold Canadian cities have stopped giving cyclists the cold shoulder and are warming themselves to the idea of winter cycling, although progress is still icy. Edmonton, Alberta recently built a network of protected bicycle lanes in the downtown area and is now plowing their protected bicycle network with the same priority as major roads.
When I was in Yellowknife I was impressed with the quality of the new bike infrastructure they installed. And Montreal saw winter cycling in 2020 increase by 83% from the average in previous years, likely in part due to the addition of more separate bike lanes just snowploughs but icebreakers like this one to clear the bike lanes. And I really enjoy the dramatic music in the manufacturer's marketing article.
But while that's a good step forward, it all pales in comparison to Oulu. Edmonton only plows a small five-mile network of bicycles downtown, and that only takes 24 hours. Most of the Yelllowknife bike network is still made up of painted bike troughs, and Montreal stores its bike-sharing bikes for the winter.
Unfortunately, winter still ranks as the number one for inactivity in Canadian cities. Even in cities that have very little snow in winter. There is now more snow in Oulu than in almost any major city in Canada.
Canadians also love to exaggerate about the cold, but most Canadian cities only get a handful of really really cold days a year. Just like in Finland. But if you are only exposed to winter by walking across the parking lot to your car, you never get used to the weather and you get an exaggerated feeling for how cold it gets.
Everything else when cycling, it's all about safety and comfort. And cold weather doesn't change that. A great place to find out more is the Winter Cycling Congress, held each February, an event that brings together advocates and professionals with the aim of making cycling a normal and practical activity all year round do.
A viable transport option for people of all ages and abilities, regardless of winter weather conditions. This year, the convention will be held online on February 11th so it's easier than ever to attend, more information can be found in the comments and on wintercycling.org.
But whether you attend the Winter Cycling Congress or not, we need more people to learn the truth about winter cycling. It's not the cold. It's not the snow.
It's a proven fact that people of all ages will ride their bikes in winter, but only if the city is designed for it And more places should be designed so that cities can be as healthy, productive, comfortable and sustainable as Oulu. I want to thank my supporters on Patreon for paying me to call on the feeble Canadian with snowflakes who is Can't take a little bit of cold. If you'd like to support this channel for access to bonus articles, visit Patre on.com/notjustbikes.
Is cycling in cold weather good for you?
Also the fact that people tend to spend more time indoors decreases our daily calorie expenditure simply because of the fact that we move less. Cycling during the winter not only boosts our calorie maintenance, the healthy routine formed during winter cycling makes us more mentally-prepared to make healthy choices.16 нояб. 2020 г.
As a lifelong cyclist and ex-pro, I've literally ridden in every weather imaginable, sometimes for hours and I'm not going to lie, it was pretty bleak but it left me with a wealth of experience that I can share with a few tips and tricks of yours in today's article, now you will notice that I wear a lot of Assos in this article and that is because you are our clothing partner at gzn, but all these tips and tricks can be applied to any brand of clothing or any type of clothing You Might Have At Home Rylan First Things First Your hands and feet - these take the brunt of the cold weather, so investing in a good quality pair of OB shoes should be an essential part of your winter wardrobe with your shoes and your feet on them closest to the ground, well, they'll bear the brunt of the spray from the road and the cold wind as they pass through the air Don't get flung by taping them over the vents in your shoes and then buying a good quality pair of overshoes transform your summer shoes into a decent pair of winter cycling shoes that will keep your extremities warm and warm as the winter becomes more for yours Doing comfort on the bike than almost anything else you can try, but all you can focus on is your hands and feet won't keep you warm when you start and your bike think of all those big muscle groups think of all areas in the wind to protect the front of your thighs and even your glutes when they pick up the spray from the street your shoulders your arms your chest wear a windproof layer over it or like I wear double layer tights all those tights you can get with no seat pads that will help keep these muscle groups warm as soon as one of these tights is on en feels cold is all that cold blood it will start flowing into your hands and it will start restricting blood flow as your body tries to keep the heat through its organs, now there is an important piece of equipment here that is going to do more than any other piece of clothing you could own to keep you warm by keeping your core warm with a high quality, thick thermal undergarment. You can almost wear it over your summer wardrobe, maybe an extra layer or so, but it will do more to keep you warm in the depths of winter than anything else you can possibly buy. The first part of buying your winter cycling wardrobe should be a good quality vest I mentioned that I would like double layer tights instead of wind protection these come with two layers of thick Roubaix material, but there is also an inexpensive alternative and that is pantyhose without buying seat pads.
Now you should still wash these as often as you would wash pad tights, but because they have two layers above your buttocks your size it will keep you a bit warmer for two out of four UK seasons, you'll likely get away with just wearing a cast , go under your helmet, but if the temperature r elyplummets you don't want your head warm and your ears covered because it's an ideal place to lose a lot of heat and helmets are also specifically ventilated around our heads these days cool so maybe a good place to wear a more arahama start with these traditionally have few events if you're in a really cool place, although you wear a proper fleece-lined hat, this is it a really effective and inexpensive way to keep your head cool as they are cheap items even though it's not that cold so today I only wear one Ear warmers, it's just really cold somewhere, a nice neck protector will also really help you hold in a lot of heat as there is a lot of blood flowing near the surface there, which will kill you now if you live in Canada or Russia, you should maybe be in Consider wearing a proper balaclava because we know you guys like to ride really cold on the rideunder vests are fantastic already mentioned that yes, okay, I have, but they are so good, I actually think that they are worth mentioning twice especially if you are planning a long hard drive but still want to stop halfway at the cafe, if you sweat as much as i do you will come to this cafe with a pretty wet vest and that will cool you to the bone pretty quickly. So if you carry a replacement in your pocket and swap it out before you sit down to enjoy your second or third cup of coffee like I am now, you will also avoid becoming alienated from the rest of the group because they, when they get wet and sweaty, have a habit of basically smelling, since we were still in the café small it's nice and light you can stow it in your back pocket just in case of an emergency when the weather gets worse choice i would always Take waterproof instead of windproof just because they are a bit more valuable and it's winter and let's not neglect the fact that I live in the UK and the likelihood of rain is never really that far away now, even if you know you probably are don't need an extra layer because the weather will stay the same way it looks today, taking one is still incredibly useful because imagine it's five gra d outside and you have a flat tire or you have a mechanical throw on an extra shift it will make all the difference or the first few minutes when you leave the cafe and then when you when you are on a group ride and an extra shift even if the only intent is to lend it to someone else and completely change someone's day, and if you spotted that extra emergency shift, you might as well make sure it's beautiful and bright and vibrant if you are a little longer than intended or if the cards suddenly pop up and it gets a bit darker I like this beehive a lot, is orange that this stone prints a com in a article about clothes, you might be more than a little surprised to hear me talk about exercise, but there are some types of weather that you just can't go outside and no, we don't talk ü About you Canadians out there we know you guys are hardcore and we ride no matter what the weather is even if it's minus 40 you're just a different race I'm talking about the British winters where I don't know minus 2 to 2 Degree and it's a moraine that is simply unbearable to drive outside and drive in such weather, so instead of doing that for our drive with a planned café stop, why not just shorten it, why not drive an hour and a half extra hard with it you'll stay warm you'll get a great workout and you'll be home a little earlier for a warm drink and a nice hot shower, now stopping cold, that sounds a bit counter-intuitive and you may imagine being hypothermic for the first few moments but it is good to make you feel more comfortable for the remainder of the ride if you do this because your body needs time to get up to operating temperature when you are fabulously dressed and the like nd you are warm within the first 10 minutes the second you step out the door, as your temperature rises from the workload, you will tear your whole bike apart in a hot, sweaty mess that will make you really cold later on while riding gets when you go down one of the scents, so instead of doing that you want to drive off and feel a little bit in the first few moments it's a bit cold, warm up your body from the intensity of the ride and then you will for the rest have comfortable. Alternatively, if you really don't want to get cold in the first few moments, you can take the spare shift and take off after five to ten minutes, dressing up for the kind of rides you will be making and the types of surfaces you will be on if you do a harder ride you can probably wear a little less clothing and it also helps o the air to circulate, you just don't get too wet when you are off-road, although you could probably wear a little less clothing, and that's because there's a lot less wind and you have to work it's pretty hard to get anywhere near the speed you used to get on the road.
I did almost all of my training entirely off-road when the weather was bad because I knew you would train something like this harder and a bit warmer, if you liked this article give it a like or a thumbs up or like whatever you like to call it and if you can think of something we missed, drop it in the comments below and I'll let you go, you keep riding my twins
Can you get sick from riding a bike in the cold?
'Colds are more common in winter because we spend more time in enclosed spaces mixing with others who have the virus, so being out on your bike is potentially one of the safest places to be. ' To make the distinction, influenza is also more common in winter, but for reasons to do with temperature and humidity.
Is cycling slower in winter?
As air density is a multiplier in the drag force equation, a 5% rise in air density makes for a 5% increase in air resistance. Winter riding is slower, then, and if you must pin down a culprit, air density is the main offender, with rolling resistance being given a caution for aiding and abetting.
Can I cycle with cough?
Symptoms below the neck? Rest. If you have chest congestion, nausea, and/or a hacking cough, skip the ride and give your body some much-needed rest. Riding, even if you think you can, will just set you back, and you may spend more time recovering than if you skipped this one.23 янв. 2020 г.
When can I ride a bike after a cold?
“This can be relatively quick after a minor 4 or 5 day head cold, but if there has been a considerable rest period of a week or more then it's really important to get back into training slowly, particularly for endurance athletes. I would always suggest re-introducing short sessions at a low intensity.1 нояб. 2017 г.
Is a heavy bike slower?
(A heavier bike won't make up the entire difference, especially if the downhill requires breaking, but it will accelerate slightly faster than a lighter one.) A much more efficient—and economical—way to lighten your load is to shed body weight, says Gourley, not bike weight.13 мар. 2015 г.
Why does my road bike feel slow?
This is another classic problem and is often responsible for a bike feeling slow. It can happen if you run either discs or normal rim brakes. The aim is to always make sure the brake pads are as close to either the rim or the discs as possible, as this provides the best stopping power and lever feel.
Can you ride a bike in the winter?
Winter riding can be hell on your tootsies, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little bit of preparation, you really can be comfortable—from head to toe—in any conditions. Take it from Tom Babin, the author of Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling.
Can a fat bike be used in the winter?
Fat bikes are awesome, but you don’t necessarily need four-inch tires to have a blast in the snow. Winter cycling can be rough on bikes, though. Rather than risking your primary bike, opt for that long-ignored mountain bike gathering dust in your rafters, if you have one.
When does the winter season start for cycling?
The professional road cycling calendar sees the racing season kick off in spring, finishing around September. Traditionally the winter months are used for building up endurance via long, slow ‘base miles’.