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Five tips to help you navigate winter by bike.
Tips For Riding Through Your First Winter
1. Slow down
Wet conditions can mean unpredictable traction. Ride slower and before stops slow down sooner to keep from sliding.
2. Get lit
Dependable bike lights that will keep running when wet and cold are a must. USB-rechargeable models can be plugged into your computer at work for a boost.
3. Get covered
Winter streets are dirty streets. Even if they’re not wet there’s salt, sand, and general grime that will be kicked up by your tires. Get full coverage with fenders.
4. Dress your way
A versatile wardrobe will let you transition from your bike to your destination quickly. A water and wind-resistant jacket in natural fibers like cotton or wool will cut the cold and keep you dry.
5. Embrace the elements
Riding with a chilly winter wind and the soft caress of a morning drizzle on your face and warming up after your ride are lovely experiences; enjoy them.