Biking the Freeze Where You Live

101001624_7f1e1a4ba2.jpgRiding in Longmont, Colorado. Photo: Richard Masoner

It’s time for another Streetsblog Network slide show. This time, in honor of the frosty weather enveloping much of the country (and the world), we’re looking for your pictures of cycling in inclement conditions. Snow, ice, extreme cold — we know that you’re out there riding in it. At least some of you.

Here’s your chance to show unbelievers how fabulous cold-weather riding can be. Or, if you’re watching from the sidelines, go ahead and snap a few pictures of some of the bundled-up folks you see braving the freeze.

Send your JPEGs to sarah [at] streetsblog [dot] org, or tag them with "winterbikes" and "streetsblog" in Flickr. Get them to me by Wednesday, January 13, and we’ll post the results soon after.

In the meantime, check out some of our past slide shows: kids on bikes, work bikes, and space hogs.

  • Learning how to bike the cold is really important.

    And, in the rain.

    It can be a lot fun, exhilarating, and necessary to make cycling into serious transportation and help pave the way, markets, etc. for more advanced clothing — a lot exists already — and more advanced small vehicles.

    Heat is the enemy.

  • J. Mork

    “Heat is the enemy.”

    And, it’s a feedback loop. Less cycling, more driving, more heat, less cycling….

  • Dave Wiley

    That’s funny. I live in Longmont too. This morning I made a critical error reading the thermometer this morning and missed the minus sign. I was perplexed to be so cold on a 10 degree morning and arrived at work with a full beard of ice. It made a lot more sense once somebody pointed out that the temperature was actually -10.

  • Sarah Goodyear

    Dave,

    Get a picture of the beard next time. Please.

  • Dave Wiley

    Will do. The way this winter is going I’m sure there will be many more opportunities.

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