The Norwegian saying, “There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing,” is often cited by people who want to encourage new cyclists to stay the course. Especially when I first started riding year-round, this too-often-quoted-saying annoyed and confused me. Duh! Yes, it’s how you dress. BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN??
If you’re out and about some winter’s day in Iowa City you’ll probably see me rolling by. If the streets are clear, my trusty Dutch bike, Fanny Fiets, is my townie of choice. If there’s snow, I’ll probably be on Goldie, my fat bike. If there’s ice and one of us absolutely has to go out, Larry and I share an older studded-tire, fendered Fuji.
But, enough about me and how I name my bikes. We were talking about how it’s possible to ride a bike in cold weather. Here are a few tips to help you get outside, in all but the worst weather.