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11-28-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By BROOKLINEBIKER

Bike Shoe Covers

Hi folks,
I'm seeking bike shoe covers for winter bike commuting to keep the cold and rain out. I wear Specialized Recon 2.0 mountain bike shoes and use Speedplay Syzr pedals with cleats. I've...
11-04-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By Notso_fastLane

We had a cold snap last week. Riding to a Dr....

We had a cold snap last week. Riding to a Dr. appointment at 9am, it was 17F (-8C) when I left. It had been in the 40 the days before, so I wasn't really prepared and was chilly the whole way.
11-04-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By neilfein

38F/3C. Just starting to be able to see my...

38F/3C. Just starting to be able to see my breath when I leave work at midnight.
11-01-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By ZIPP2001

It was great to get a little snow out in Central...

It was great to get a little snow out in Central Massachusetts. Hoping we have a snowier winter than last year so I can enjoy all the trails more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00EbE6q7Kik
09-22-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By Moles

This time of year is hilarious. 8C on my ride...

This time of year is hilarious. 8C on my ride into work, 28C on my way home. Adding my work clothes to the mix, that's three outfits for the day. 🙄
09-14-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,347
Posted By timebomb

Have you had a chance to test these out yet? I'm...

Have you had a chance to test these out yet? I'm curious to see how well they perform for you.
09-14-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,735
Posted By timebomb

I'll be trying it for the first time this winter.

I'll be trying it for the first time this winter.
09-11-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,735
Posted By y0x8

https://i.postimg.cc/rm9VmpPt/IMGP01380.jpg...

https://i.postimg.cc/rm9VmpPt/IMGP01380.jpg (https://postimg.cc/LYnKQmRH)

https://i.postimg.cc/qvVHGzj9/IMGP01160.jpg (https://postimg.cc/Xp8Pj7M8)

https://i.postimg.cc/T18T1vCb/IMGP01120.jpg...
09-07-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,735
Posted By PGHNeil

Count me in. This would be my third winter riding...

Count me in. This would be my third winter riding my Marlin 7 and I just replaced the tires with a new set of Maxxis Ardents. Im looking forward to the local MUPs here in PA being less populated and...
09-07-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By wolfchild

Put some full fenders on your gravel bike...Full...

Put some full fenders on your gravel bike...Full fenders will protect your clothing from getting messed up with road spray and they also offer some protection for the bike frame and components such...
09-06-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By wolfchild

Keep everything well lubed and don't worry about...

Keep everything well lubed and don't worry about it. Wash and clean your bike in the Spring after all the snow and road salt is gone.
09-05-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,578
Posted By sweeks

Marathon Winter tires on 20" wheels work well for...

Marathon Winter tires on 20" wheels work well for me in the "mashed potatoes". :thumb:...
08-16-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,735
Posted By wipekitty

I've done winter cycling in Michigan, Colorado,...

I've done winter cycling in Michigan, Colorado, and Wisconsin, and 'winter' cycling in California, Alabama, and North Carolina. I had no car during portions of my time in Michigan and Colorado, and...
06-30-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By Bikewolf

Fascinating. But this usually is the time when I...

Fascinating. But this usually is the time when I start thinking about winter. :)
04-02-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,697
Posted By gecho

We had a fantastic weekend, but a bit of a winter...

We had a fantastic weekend, but a bit of a winter relapse this week. Convenient time for a few rest days with -10C temperatures and winds gusting to 60 km/h. Despite the temperature today the sun...
04-02-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 21,854
Posted By alloo

Ditch the snow tires when the low temperature...

Ditch the snow tires when the low temperature stays above 40 F over a week, the snow has melted, and no ice on your commute route. Most of the time you only need snow tires for ice. If your...
03-31-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,697
Posted By rumrunn6

could not be more excited about early spring...

could not be more excited about early spring riding this year. while I like bad / interesting weather, it feels so darn good to get the heck out of the house!
03-29-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 21,854
Posted By Daniel4

I don't change tires. I change bikes. Now, as...

I don't change tires. I change bikes. Now, as for the car, in Toronto, we've been known to get snow in April. But come May, it gets really hot really fast.
03-25-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,956
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]Heres how I do it. I have to...

[/QUOTE] [/QUOTE]Heres how I do it. I have to bend the wire holding the prongs open a bit more than for regular eyeglasses. I just secure it with the prongs, and readjust for my prescription...
02-23-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,020
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Views: 428,170
Posted By StanSeven

I-Lke-To-Bike - 6 months - Continual infractions...

I-Lke-To-Bike - 6 months - Continual infractions and disruptive posting
02-19-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,515
Posted By rumrunn6

doing my auto spring tire changeover Friday...

doing my auto spring tire changeover Friday February 21! so yooz better get ready for a blizzard! :D
...
02-16-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,749
Posted By wolfchild

Rust on the chain doesn't bother me. I keep my...

Rust on the chain doesn't bother me. I keep my chains well lubed. A chain is the most disposable item on the bike and gets replaced after each winter season.
02-14-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,515
Posted By rumrunn6

I feel you man, my son is driving my 93 yr old...

I feel you man, my son is driving my 93 yr old Dad's '94 Camry. we got the car for free & the insurance company doesn't want to insure it for collision, just liability, so it's like $400 a yr to...
02-12-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,578
Posted By Banzai

My studded 35mm tires do nothing in the mashed...

My studded 35mm tires do nothing in the mashed potatoes the OP described. They just founder and fishtail.

Without my Pugsley, Id be stuck.
01-31-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,855
Posted By ZIPP2001

The angle is the same as usual, and it was great...

The angle is the same as usual, and it was great to get out. We need some packable snow because everything out her is ice. I did get caught by one ice groove that took me down and wasn't quick enough...
01-28-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 950
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Anti-fog comparison

I decided to do a little side by side test of 3 different anti-fog/rain repellent on the polycarbonate windscreen on my velomobile, and had some really humid conditions to test them in.

First the...
01-27-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,256
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

A flattened cardboard box underneath will save...

A flattened cardboard box underneath will save your floor.

After a particularly dirty spin, I will:
* knock off big chunks with water, then let it dry (you can skip this if you have to)
* wipe...
01-26-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,256
Posted By wipekitty

Up in Wisconsin-land, I washed my good winter...

Up in Wisconsin-land, I washed my good winter bikes in the bathtub (making sure to dry them thoroughly). Outdoor washing was not an option - anyone who keeps a hose hooked up November-April is asking...
01-14-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,803
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I'm considering painting my velo orange, and...

I'm considering painting my velo orange, and using the reflective black tape to make it tiger striped. That would look pretty amazing at night, I think. :D
01-14-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,803
Posted By Hypno Toad

+1 Lightweights Love their spoke tape ...

+1 Lightweights

Love their spoke tape (https://www.rei.com/product/808967/lightweights-for-wheels-power-reflectors)- (edit) BTW, I'm using the stealth black tape...
01-11-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,803
Posted By wipekitty

Ooooh, reflective tape is fun! Any additional...

Ooooh, reflective tape is fun! Any additional links to low-cost stuff that sticks to fabric or vinyl would be appreciated.

I bought some cheapo stuff at the X-mart to put on my messenger bag and...
01-10-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,803
Posted By BobbyG

I am a big fan of reflective tape! ...

I am a big fan of reflective tape!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNfJhkbzW-E
12-11-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,953
Posted By sweetcyclists

It sounds like you've been using the wrong...

It sounds like you've been using the wrong cycling jackets. The nicer ones are more than just rubbery wind proof shells, they are breathable to keep you from overheating. I've been using a Pearl...
12-07-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,373
Posted By ZIPP2001

We topped out at 25" of snow, but I'm working 7...

We topped out at 25" of snow, but I'm working 7 days a week until the Christmas shopping season is over. In at 5am and out at 5pm, to tired to get out. Should get back to normal come Christmas week,...
12-03-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,373
Posted By J.Higgins

Something about the areas SW of Mount Monadnock -...

Something about the areas SW of Mount Monadnock - they always get dumped on. https://weatherstreet.com/city_snow_depth/03071-New-Ipswich-NH-snow-depth.htm

I'm about an hour north of Winchendon,...
12-03-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,373
Posted By 3S1M

That's a lot of snow. Wow. Seems like parts of...

That's a lot of snow. Wow. Seems like parts of Massachusetts have really gotten a lot of snow these last few years.
11-21-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,020
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Views: 428,170
Posted By cb400bill

I-Like-To-Bike - 1 week - Accumulated points ...

I-Like-To-Bike - 1 week - Accumulated points

edit: Ban extended to one month.
11-18-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,020
Sticky Banned Users
Views: 428,170
Posted By BillyD

Skipjacks - 1 week - gun talk

Skipjacks - 1 week - gun talk
11-03-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,409
Posted By wipekitty

Basically: trusting my preparation and gear. ...

Basically: trusting my preparation and gear.

The right gear and preparation largely depends on conditions and routes. Studded tires help a ton with ice; different tires and pressures can help with...
11-02-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,409
Posted By Jim from Boston

Overcoming fear of riding in the cold [/QUOTE]...

Overcoming fear of riding in the cold [/QUOTE] [/QUOTE][/quote]On the other hand, [/I][/COLOR]
#4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) ) In really bad conditions the...
09-19-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By alloo

I'm in the same predicament as you. This is my...

I'm in the same predicament as you. This is my first winter commuting. I stopped at my local bicycle shop yesterday and spoke with a salesman. He recommended a mid thickness bicycle jacket. He stated...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,950
Posted By Maelochs

I assume you mean it is 11 miles each way? 22...

I assume you mean it is 11 miles each way? 22 miles each way is something like an 80-minute commute twice a day, possibly.

Eleven miles each way is just enough to get warmed up for the work...
04-23-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,816
Posted By Obeast

I have studs in my front tire and I think I will...

I have studs in my front tire and I think I will remove each stud off of the tire now that it is warmer.
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