Any rider who has braved snow covered trails, icy winds and side blowing sleet know that cold hands can ruin a ride before it even begins. So, let’s give a hand to arguably one of the most important pieces of equipment necessary for cold weather riding, warm and wearable winter gloves. Here are our top picks […]
SHOP LOCAL: BURLINGTON’S SKIRACK.
Don’t let the name fool you–this is one shop that puts women and cycling front and center. Outfitting enthusiasts since 1969, Skirack is Burlington, Vermont’s Community Bike, Run, Ski, Ride Store. Visiting Skirack is an adventure all its own. Located on lower Main Street a couple of blocks away from Lake Champlain, many beautiful mountain […]
WINTER GEAR GUIDE.
What to wear and when to wear it. One thing that you will hear often in life, and more often in the world of cycling, bodies are different. This is especially true when discussing winter weather gear because everyone has different comfort levels when it comes to freezing temperatures. These recommendations are coming from my experience, commuting […]
HOW TO COMMUTE DURING THE DEEP FREEZE.
There’s cold, and then there’s winter bike commuting. Coming from Montana, I thought I could handle any weather that Vermont blew my way – but when wind chill kicked the temperature down to almost 40 below zero last year, I was a bit out of my element. When you commute during this cripplingly cold season, […]
BIKEPACKING: TINY ADVENTURE; BIG FUN.
A Micro-Adventure Awaits. The first time I heard the word “bikepacking”, a light went off in my head – I knew this was going to be my activity of choice for my Surly Pugsley (named Wednesday). The activity is defined very much as it sounds, a combination of biking and backpacking, an off-road tour, […]
HEADING FOR THE HILLS.
I have always preferred the certainty of road riding to mountain- relatively well paved roads, intuitive turns with an occasional pothole or cow pie as the only obstacles to a meditative ride. However, with insane winds getting in the way of a couple of long bike days I decided to dust off Wednesday, my beloved […]
We’re Going FAT.
After deciding that I wanted to commit to winter bike commuting in Vermont, I knew that I was going to get a fat bike. The first decision was, of course, what fat bike to choose now that many major bike companies are manufacturing them. This past summer when I purchased my first road bike […]