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Pedal Pushers: Cold weather

Cycling in the summer can be about casual riding, sprinting, spinning, big-ring hammerfests or what ever your chosen type of riding is. Cycling in the cold is very different. If you are a casual or recreational cyclist its about enjoying your sport all year round. If you are a serious cyclist, cold weather riding is about doing base miles to maintain your fitness for the in-season. In either case all types of cyclists want to ride year round to keep fit and enjoy the sport.

So, here are some tips to keep on enjoying cycling into the winter months.

  1. Dress in layers. Multiple layers will help trap heat to your body and help maintain a steady body core temperature. You'll want a windproof outer layer, a warm fleece type middle layer to trap your body heat, and a wicking bottom layer. You want the bottom layer to be next to your skin so that it can pull your perspiration away from your body to keep you dry. Keeping the body dry will prevent you from getting a deep chill that you can't shake.

  2. Most helmets are made with vents to help keep your head cool. In the colder months, you may want to get a helmet cover to block these vents. Plus, you may want to get some sort of head covering to place between your head and the helmet. Something that will trap heat and wick moisture will be the most useful.

  3. Gloves are a good idea. If your hands get cold you may not be able to control your bike properly. 3 finger mits might work the best. They have one finger for your thumb, one finger for your index and middle finger, and one finger for your ring and pinkie finger. This helps pool heat to multiple fingers but also gives you the dexterity to handle braking and shifting.

  4. Protective glasses to keep wind and debris out of your eyes.

  5. Wear some type of leg covering to keep the wind off of your skin and trap heat to your body. Tights, leg warmers and knee warmers are all good types of leg coverings.

  6. Light stretching before you ride will help begin to warm up your muscles. Then continue this warm up process on the bike. Don't ride hard until those pedaling muscles are warm. A steady speed at a comfortable pace is a good way to warm up. When you feel yourself begin to perspire you are probably warmed up. Again, the winter months are more for maintaining fitness and doing base mileage as opposed to making speed gains. So, you may want to ride at a steady comfortable pace for most of the time when riding in the cold.

  7. Once you've warmed up you'll want to keep pace and only break when its completely necessary. Make these stops as short as possible. As soon as you stop you'll begin losing the heat that you've built up at your core. If you stop long enough you'll get a chill and it may be hard to shake. If you feel tired and need to rest its probably better to just use a slower pace but, keep moving.

So, remember, now that you are ready for the cold, come join us!

Pedal Pushers: Cold weather

Cycling in the summer can be about casual riding, sprinting, spinning, big-ring hammerfests or what ever your chosen type of riding is. Cycling in the cold is very different. If you are a casual or recreational cyclist its about enjoying your sport all year round. If you are a serious cyclist, cold weather riding is about doing base miles to maintain your fitness for the in-season. In either case all types of cyclists want to ride year round to keep fit and enjoy the sport.

So, here are some tips to keep on enjoying cycling into the winter months.

  1. Dress in layers. Multiple layers will help trap heat to your body and help maintain a steady body core temperature. You'll want a windproof outer layer, a warm fleece type middle layer to trap your body heat, and a wicking bottom layer. You want the bottom layer to be next to your skin so that it can pull your perspiration away from your body to keep you dry. Keeping the body dry will prevent you from getting a deep chill that you can't shake.

  2. Most helmets are made with vents to help keep your head cool. In the colder months, you may want to get a helmet cover to block these vents. Plus, you may want to get some sort of head covering to place between your head and the helmet. Something that will trap heat and wick moisture will be the most useful.

  3. Gloves are a good idea. If your hands get cold you may not be able to control your bike properly. 3 finger mits might work the best. They have one finger for your thumb, one finger for your index and middle finger, and one finger for your ring and pinkie finger. This helps pool heat to multiple fingers but also gives you the dexterity to handle braking and shifting.

  4. Protective glasses to keep wind and debris out of your eyes.

  5. Wear some type of leg covering to keep the wind off of your skin and trap heat to your body. Tights, leg warmers and knee warmers are all good types of leg coverings.

  6. Light stretching before you ride will help begin to warm up your muscles. Then continue this warm up process on the bike. Don't ride hard until those pedaling muscles are warm. A steady speed at a comfortable pace is a good way to warm up. When you feel yourself begin to perspire you are probably warmed up. Again, the winter months are more for maintaining fitness and doing base mileage as opposed to making speed gains. So, you may want to ride at a steady comfortable pace for most of the time when riding in the cold.

  7. Once you've warmed up you'll want to keep pace and only break when its completely necessary. Make these stops as short as possible. As soon as you stop you'll begin losing the heat that you've built up at your core. If you stop long enough you'll get a chill and it may be hard to shake. If you feel tired and need to rest its probably better to just use a slower pace but, keep moving.

So, remember, now that you are ready for the cold, come join us!

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