Saturday, February 1, 2014

Winter riding articles in the Post

From yesterday's Post on riding in the winter, Frigid temps are no barrier to the growing number of bicycle riders:
Photo: Washington Post
Getting places on two wheels has become a year-round option in the District and its environs, much as in Montreal and many European cities.

“I don’t like the cold, but today when I got up and checked the weather, and they said it was 17, going up to a high of around 30, I figured that would be okay,” said Elizabeth Floyd, 41, who bundled up, put her purse in the basket attached to her handlebars and rode about three miles from her home in Ballston to her office in Rosslyn. “The first day of the polar vortex, I didn’t bike and had a miserable time trying to get a bus, the Metro, a Capital Bikeshare bike, a different bus, then two other buses. I should have just biked that day. It would have been easier.”
As a followup, see this article posted today on the Post site: Biking in frigid temps: Readers share tips for cold-weather cycling:
In response to writer Ashley Halsey’s report on intrepid cyclists – and their determination to stick to two wheels even in winter – several commenters shared their tips for cold-weather cycling. Got your own tips for cycling through snow? Have these inspired you to brave the flurries on your Schwinn? Let us know in the comments.


Why couldn't Fairfax County clear the W&OD trail the way Arlington County did? As late as yesterday (Sunday) the trail was still full of ice. Why?

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