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  1. Better than bus service, I have nearly door to...

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    Better than bus service, I have nearly door to door, sheltered subway and commuter rail service to work, but I prefer the modality of cycle commuting, and would not pleasure ride in the...
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    Hi Bill,

    Thanks for the reply.

    I’m all set for waterproof footwear, and I’m thinking of trying plastic bags over my gloves for rain in the 30’s and 40’s. We are about to enter that zone....
  3. +!. Especially wet hands.

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    +!. Especially wet hands.
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    Once…I figured out…what your post is saying…my main argument…against…riding opposite traffic…is imagine…going over a hill…and encountering an oncoming car.
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    For my urban commute on well-tended major roads I...

    For my urban commute on well-tended major roads I use Schwalbe Marathon Winter studded tires and use them continuously and exclusively from December to April.

    I recently re-posted a reply to this...
  6. Hey bruised, Nice to see you contemplating...

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    Hey bruised,

    Nice to see you contemplating winter riding. If you want to discover the real thrill of winter cycling, see this thread on the Commuting Forum, “Winter commuting...
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    I actually live just before the start a similarly...

    I actually live just before the start a similarly configured urban intersection (Kenmore Square) but instead of two roads crossing like an “X” from the bottom of the picture, in mine the two bottom...
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    I can’t say “FYA,” but I previously posted on this thread about my similar situation, about two and a half years ago.


    The immediately preceding circumstances were so comfortable that I had not...
  9. Good one. That's why my pristine carbon fiber...

    Good one. That's why my pristine carbon fiber bike is in hibernation all winter.
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    To paraphrase a quote by J. P. Morgan (”If you have to ask the price, you probably can’t afford it.”), if you have to ask about the joys of winter cycling, you probably shouldn’t ride. :innocent:
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    Thanks for the reply; looks like a good route in...

    Thanks for the reply; looks like a good route in a pleasant sector of the Metroverse. A usual long Saturday ride for me is an extended route from Kenmore Square to Norwood, and incorporating that...
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    Where, or what is the NEBC Hill ride? Sounds...

    Where, or what is the NEBC Hill ride? Sounds interesting, and I need a new quest.
  13. I went back and re-read the list more thoroughly:...

    I went back and re-read the list more thoroughly:


    Missed that one. I have though encountered puddles with underlying ice in random spots, with more than just a thin layer of water, looking like...
  14. Seemingly innocuous puddles that can hide...

    Seemingly innocuous puddles that can hide potholes (anytime, but worse in winter) or overlay ice on the road surface.

    Great thread; should be a sticky.
  15. Having fulfilled your request, I’d like to...

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    Having fulfilled your request, I’d like to comment on this preceding post:


    In my High School Driver’s Ed class, the admonition that I remember well, was “You don’t own the Right of Way...
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    Since this thread is getting into...

    Since this thread is getting into lifestyle/health issues, I previously posted to this Fifty-Plus thread, "Fitting cycling into life around retirement”


    A favorite lifestyle commentator (Dennis...
  17. That was posted in the past and is one of the...

    That was posted in the past and is one of the best bits of advice I have read on Bike Forums. I have Schwalbe Marathons into at least season six, and tires and studs are fine.
  18. I recently posted to this similar thread on the...

    I recently posted to this similar thread on the Living Car Free subforum, ’Getting ready for a wonderful carfree winter.”

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    Coping with Working Late... I replied about my...

    Coping with Working Late...

    I replied about my solution to a Living Car Free Forum thread. "Long range commute, without a safety net of a car/public transport."

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    Do you dance on your bike? See this thread on...

    Do you dance on your bike?

    See this thread on the General Cycling Forum, "Perineum Polka"
  21. Good answer, Roody. I look forward to using it to...

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    Good answer, Roody. I look forward to using it to reply to that frequent question I receive. I also tell the non-believers:
  22. That bike must be quite a conversation piece. How...

    That bike must be quite a conversation piece. How does it ride?

    Among many motivations to commute (all year round in Boston) is to ride my lightweight, ultra smooth, skinny-tire carbon fiber bike...
  23. My winter cycling guru, tsl of Rochester, NY...

    My winter cycling guru, tsl of Rochester, NY posted about a particularly traumatic episode when that happened to him:
  24. Once when I was preparing to ride in a bad...

    Once when I was preparing to ride in a bad snowstorm, my wife chided me, "You just want to ride today to write about it on Bike Forums!."

    Fortunately though, since we have cycle-toured...
  25. I have a pristine carbon fiber bike and a good,...

    I have a pristine carbon fiber bike and a good, but beater mountain bike. In December, the carbon fiber bike comes out of service, and studded tires go on the mountain bike for the entire winter. I...
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