Hi! I have been commuting for three weeks (after 6 years without much riding) and loving every minute. However, winter in Vermont is coming up, and I have questions about winter riding:
1. What EXACTLY would you all recommend that I buy for clothing? It gets really cold here, like, below zero for over a month sometimes. I probably need to buy everything, from boots or shoes to gloves, hat, helmet cover, undergear, etc. Please help me by listing brands that have worked for you, and approximate
prices. I know I sound like I don't know anything and that's because I don't
2. Do I need anything for the bike? The roads should be plowed. I ride a Raleigh SC30 (heavy bike) with a crate on the back to carry stuff (can't afford panniers yet and really want ortleib waterproof so I am holding out). I don't know what kind of tires I have, but I think they are hybrids (sort of wide with flat center and knobby sides).
Also, anything else you can think of. I am trying to plan for how much $$ I will need to spend.
Thanks for all of your great posts, by the way. I have learned so much and I LOVE biking!!