Learn about riding in the cold
It’s that time of the year when the temps begin to get colder and colder. What is a cyclist to do!? Listen to Victor and Coach Rob as they discuss the finer points of riding and training in the cold. Here are just some of the topics that are covered in the show.
Winter is usually the time lots of recreational cyclists hang their bikes up. You don’t have to!
- How cold is to cold?
- Will riding in the cold and snow hurt my bike?
- Will breathing cold air hurt my lungs?
The biggest aspect of having a successful winter ride is dressing appropriately.
- What clothes do I have to have?
- What winter clothing is unnecessary?
- How much does all this stuff cost?
- Can I get these items cheaper?
Eating and drinking in a winter ride is different but with some planning you can make it happen with ease.
- What should I drink on a ride?
- How much should I drink?
- What should I eat on a ride?
- How much should I eat?
Taking care of your bike after a winter ride is crucial!
- Can I use my road bike or do I need a special bike?
- What parts of the bike need the most care?
- What things can I do to my bike to ensure I don’t get a flat?
- What can I do to limit a wet butt when riding in snow and slush?
Why do I want to get out an ride in the cold?
- Fewer motorists and pedestrians are out.
- You may see more wildlife.
- Colder air seem to motivate riders to move bit faster.
- Your competition is probably doing it more than you are
- You don’t have to – You could move to Grenada
The alternative is the TRAINER
- If you have no plans to ride outside in the cold, relocate to warmer climates and plan on hanging your bike on hook all winter expect the following:
- Still not going out side but don’t want the above to happen then you are going to need to break out the trainer
- Listen to our show on trainers to learn more about trainers
And we have the quick tip too! We hope you like the show. Don’t forget to leave us comments here or on facebook. We are also looking for show ideas for 2013!