Winter cycling tips – update!

So I went out again today, and the temps were in the mid-teens so I wore my ‘invisible man’ getup again. I had ridden a few miles and was feeling rather superior when I saw another cyclist coming from the opposite direction. Wow, the first cyclist I had seen on the road since last week! As he got closer, I could see he was riding a hybrid and wearing street clothes and a winter coat with:
– NO gloves
– NO helmet
– NO headgear of any kind

Plus, he was headed into a rather stiff N headwind while I enjoyed the tailwind assist. I don’t know how long he was out or how much longer he planned to be out, but his hands and head were bright red! I hope I don’t hear about him on the news tonite. If I don’t, I must regretfully hand him the ‘hard man’ trophy.

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About Ted C. MacRae

Ted C. MacRae is a research entomologist by vocation and beetle taxonomist by avocation. Areas of expertise in the latter include worldwide jewel beetles (Buprestidae) and North American longhorned beetles (Cerambycidae). More recent work has focused on North American tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) and their distribution, ecology, and conservation.
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2 Responses to Winter cycling tips – update!

  1. Bobber says:

    I think in this case you should give this guy the Dumb A$$ award!

  2. Anonymous says:

    How is the running? You still riding?

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