By Fred Matheny Unless you live in temperate climes where winter means slipping on a sweater in the cool of the evening, you probably equate off-season training with cold weather. Sure, you can retreat to the trainer and Zwift or the weight room to escape the arctic blasts. But what fun is that? Cycling is an outdoor sport. Even at its January worst, cold weather … [Read more...] about Bicycling in the Winter: Whipping Cold Weather
9 Top Tips for Winter Cycling Training
By Coach John Hughes I live in Colorado and I Nordic skied on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then my buddy and I enjoyed ourweekly ride on Thursday. As I write this, a fire in my wood stove is keeping me warm. This is the time of year when I outline my clients' training plans for the year ahead. For the next 3 - 5 months I plan base training, whether the client lives in … [Read more...] about 9 Top Tips for Winter Cycling Training
RBR Readers Offer Their Own Winterizing Tips
By Jim Langley In response to my column offering some tips on how to winterize your bike(s), several RBR readers offered their own winterizing advice. Thanks for sharing your expertise. Let’s look at your recommendations, and I’ll add a few related winterizing stories and tips. Build a fixie for winter riding To begin with maybe the most outside-the-box suggestion, “fixieguy” … [Read more...] about RBR Readers Offer Their Own Winterizing Tips
How Can I Keep My Face From Freezing During Winter Cycling?
Question: I don't mind bicycle riding in cold weather, but I can't keep my face warm. Shoe covers work for my feet and heavy gloves keep my hands toasty. But my chin and cheeks freeze. I wear a "skull cap" under my cycling helmet. Any ideas? — Barry M. Coach Fred Matheny Replies: You need more than a skull cap, Barry. You need a balaclava – one of the handiest pieces of … [Read more...] about How Can I Keep My Face From Freezing During Winter Cycling?