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4/01/2011

Riding Gear For The Winter, Part 1

In honor of the white stuff that has resumed falling out of the sky - yes, it's April and no, this is not a joke - I think  a review of some of our favorite reasons to be a pansy is in order. So without further ado, I present:

"The Reasons We Tell Ourselves It's Too Shitty To Ride Outside (And Some Stuff To Make It Suck Less) - A Post in Three Acts"

Act One
 

 “The roads are too slippery for me to ride during the snowy part of the year.”

A common excuse, er, reason some people don’t like riding in the winter is because tire traction on snowy and icy roads can be dicey at best. Just because there is snow and ice on the ground doesn’t mean you have to slip and slide along on your ride. What you need are some good snow tires for you bike (yes, they do actually exists).

The Nokian Gazza Extreme tire has long been the gold standard for studded tires. They keep you upright and will last for several seasons. 



On the other end of the spectrum is a down and dirty DIY option courtesy of Gizmodo.com that involves the often-underappreciated zip tie. If any of you try this, please let me know what you think!

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