Question: I ride fine through the summer and spring, but when the weather drops to sub 50F, my knees complain. Doesn't matter how much I layer up. Wool layers, nylon pant shell, knee warmers, 3/4 tights, etc., my knees just ache on long rides after about 20 miles and I don't know what to do. I'd like to ride through the winter, but my knees seem to be limiting me. Any advice … [Read more...] about How Do I Deal with Achy Knees on Cool Days?
Question: Now that it's warmer I want to shed my tights. But all of the experienced riders around here tell me to keep my legs covered. Is there a rule of thumb (knee?) for when it's safe to reveal my gams to the elements? -- Perry C. RBR Replies: A cyclist's knees are directly exposed to cool spring (and autumn) air. The danger is compounded because a bike's speed generates … [Read more...] about What Temperature Should I Wear Knee Warmers or Leg Warmers Cycling?