Hey. Remember earlier this week, Tuesday, when it was super cold out? We asked some of our followers on social media for some tips dealing with it while riding a bike. They delivered. And here’s the blog.
Well. Now, literally thousands of articles have been written about a coming snowstorm, set to hit the ground any time between 5pm and 9pm tonight, and continuing through tomorrow morning, or tomorrow afternoon.
So, we have even more tips for you from our online community on Twitter. Beginning with avid cyclist and the City of Philadelphia’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Jeannette Brugger:
@bcgp balaklava, lobster gloves, leg warmers, and lots of lights! pic.twitter.com/gzS5lb1xsa
— Jeannette Brugger (@jbrug) January 21, 2016
@jbrug @bcgp Lots of lights! Love to see fellow cyclists with lots of lights! Helps drivers & pedestrians see us. — Ben Cornelius (@BennetCornelius) January 21, 2016
@bcgp Old one, but pre 20 degree ride selfie pic.twitter.com/2JbEL8CGk6
— Adam Grochowski (@radioactivecat) January 21, 2016
For the very cold, very windy, very snowy times, full face coverage may be the way to go.
@aaronbauman @bcgp ordinary sunglasses open around the sides, so they don’t fog up too badly, unless you’re stationary. Mask from igoldberg — Adam Grochowski (@radioactivecat) January 21, 2016
. @bcgp Our cyclist Steve shares what he wears for winter riding (head to toe, undies included) https://t.co/qiWdnlEW1F
— Wash Cycle Laundry (@TheWashCyclist) January 21, 2016
A great piece was written by Steve Tayor at Philly Voice about “winterizing” your bike. Check it out below:
While we’re on the topic, here’s some advice from @thephillyvoice on how to “winterize” your bike! https://t.co/Pb80OiACLs — Bike Coalition Phila (@bcgp) January 21, 2016
@bcgp completely gear up 5-10 min before leaving the house (get nice n’ toasty inside b/f the ride). everyone is spot on w/ the gear recs
— Sharing Philly (@sharingphilly) January 22, 2016
And then there’s this. I can vouch that it works:
@phillydesign @bcgp Don’t trim your beard in the winter 🙂 — Joe Dille (@JCDille) January 22, 2016
Of course, sometimes the simplest advice is the best:
@bcgp Dress for biking like you’re skiing! And remember, the harder you ride the warmer you get!
— Naomi Starobin (@nstarobin) January 21, 2016