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More Tips For Riding Your Bike All Winter

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Image Credit Brian Hughes/Toronto Star; see full image here Brendan Kennedy of the Star has some terrific tips for winter biking that go beyond borrowing a balaclava from an anarchist friend. Major riding tips include riding more slowly, anticipating stops, reducing tire pressure and turning safely: In particularly snowy or icy conditions, lateral force will not take as strongly to the road, so make sure to slow down and turn with as much of your weight on top of the bike as possible (as opposed to simply leaning into turns). For left turns in busy intersections, Mohamed [bike educator at the Evergreen Brickworks] recommends getting off the bike and crossing by foot. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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