I concur with Kens statements regarding music at bottlenecks & towns…
I have to say that I tire of the uptempo dance music though…. May motivate train members but it gets tiring after a while to myself. How about some variety? Vivaldi – 4 seasons , Willy Nelson, BB King, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raait would be fantastic on the open road!…[Read more]
You don’t need a $2000 fat tire bike for winter riding on urban area bike paths. The salt & sand WILL trash your drive train after 2 seasons. Studded tires are nearly mandatory & are $500 for a pair for fat tire .
If you are wanting to ride on mt bike tails or deep snow – yes by all means get a fat tire bike. Most northern cities…[Read more]
You folks on the East coast have had some wild weather. In MN it has be quite warm & not a lot of snow. Pouring cold rain in my book the nastiest conditions to ride. Not sure if any rain gear would keep me comfortable in those conditions. Breathable rain gear would not keep the moisture out & waterproof rain gear would not allow your…[Read more]
Ya, I used to do a lot of x-country skiing in the late 70’s-early 90’s. I did too much hearing boning up steep hills and my hips and back are not happy x-country skiing. It is getting rare that one has good ski trails due to climate change. Used to have a January thaw but the last 10 years we have a thaw at least every 3 weeks that melts the…[Read more]
Not too interested in training indoors. Mpls does a great job of clearing the bike paths after each snow event.
I try to do 25 miles each trip with my single speed bike with 37 mm studded tires.
Any other cold weather bikers out there?