Originally Posted by bnelson
any one have this happen?What do you need to do?
This is not likely to happen on a bike ride if you make reasonable attempts to keep your feet and legs and body warm. This is a bigger problem for those who are Alpine climbers and explorers who may be in extreme cold for several days without any place to get warm after a few hours.
As a bike rider you are not likely to be away from home and shelter for more than a few hours. Also, because winter riding is more strenuous there will always be some blood pumping in your feet even if they are cold.
If you ride in the far north you may have to be more careful about what you wear but these people are generally experts on what to wear in the cold so know what to do.
In general, if something is cold do something to keep it warm and don't ignore the problem. Ignoring the cold is the most dangerous thing and the most likely to lead to a frostbite condition. For instance, if your toes and feet get too cold on your commute you need to find another method to commute until you can address the problem. Or, get off your bike every 15 minutes or so and walk your bike for 2-3 minutes. That will usually suffice to get your feet warm unless you are way under dressed for the cold.
Last edited by Hezz; 12-11-10 at 02:41 PM.