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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Olympia, WA
Bikes: Trek 600 series touring bike, Trek 800 hybrid, Bianchi
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Have you thought about an insulated water bottle with hot water in it?
Or, do you have bike you can ride that takes a pannier rack? You can hold any size thermos, plus, extra food and clothing, in a pannier. And, with panniers, you can add weight, to add extra effort to an otherwise short ride.
Check out the Winter Cycling Forum for more tips. I've found great ideas there.
Swimming? Even if you don't know how to time your breathing/exhale underwater, you can use a kick board. It's great for the biking muscles. Most pools have kick boards you can use.
Likewise, cross-country skiing will get your heart rate up and is complimentary to cycling. Can't tell from your info if you are likely to have snow or not.
Yoga? Not usually an activity to bring your heart rate up (unless you find a cardio-yoga-type class), but, the isometric poses/positions do help to strengthen muscles, including biking muscles, along with the stretching.
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