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Old 02-24-2013, 06:38 PM
Nehmo Nehmo is offline
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Default M-bike clothing in the winter

Our (we, in comparatively warmer climes) brethren in Copenhagen (55°40′34″N) deal with icy winters on two wheels, and so can we. I mention that city because it's advanced in terms of accommodating bikes and it's far north. However, Copenhagen is hardly the worst in terms of latitude.
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Anyway, the freezing water affects several aspects of m-bike transportation. My biggest problem is the lack of friction between the roller and tire (I have a friction drive). But the area of concern, which is mechanical only by a stretch, I want to address now is clothing.
Riding an m-bike (or even a non-m-bike) in a wet freezing-temperature winter makes special demands on clothing. It needs to be
  • warm,
  • safe from getting snagged,
  • protective if possible,
  • un-open to the wind,
  • water-resistant,
  • have a minimum of atmospheric drag,
  • have pockets,
  • and be adaptable to gloves, shoes (I don’t know. I only use regular “sports” shoes) and
  • be very visible.
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