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Cycling Weather Around The Globe

The title of this post is slightly misleading because I have been unable to review this issue around the globe. But, an article I saw about riding in the rain in The Netherlands made me wonder about how cyclists react … Continue reading

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Variations In Bicycling Weather Challenges

In New England, where I live, we have four distinct seasons. Spring and fall are similar with respect to temperature ranges, the main difference being that spring air has a hint of warmth while fall air holds an increasing coolness. … Continue reading

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Various Modes Of Transportation Pit Comfort Against Effort

The other day, I was talking to a neighbor about the large number of bitter cold days we have had in Massachusetts this winter. Naturally, the subject turned to heat and how much it was costing to heat our homes … Continue reading

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Winter Weather Doesn’t Deter Certain Cycling Families

It’s no secret to those who know me: I walk around with a camera most of the time. As the owner of more than one camera, I do not consider phone cameras to be real cameras. Sure, you can take … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Cycling Herds Thin Out As Winter Sets In

Boston’s first snowstorm occurred about a week ago, in early December. Some years we get lucky and no snow falls until late December or early January. The timing of the first snow may not matter to some people, but it … Continue reading

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Searching For Motivation To Ride In Winter Weather

Sitting inside a heated room, in the dead of winter, can make one feel cozy. The warmth is enticing. Thoughts of frigid air make one leery of the outdoors, and procrastination in going out takes over. There is no end … Continue reading

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Cycling As An Advantage In Hurricane Preparation

  At first glance, cycling and hurricanes seem to have nothing in common. Well, actually, they don’t have anything in common per se, but being a cyclist is an advantage when it comes to preparing for hurricanes. Over the past … Continue reading

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Warmth In the Wind

  Summer offers few excuses not to ride, and heat is not one of them. When temperatures soar, motivation must come from within. The body feels lethargic, the legs weak, and the heart faint from pumping over-warmed blood through a … Continue reading

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Race Against The Clouds

  It’s mid-summer and a gelatinous atmosphere blocks my progress as I wheel my bike out to the street. Looking upward, a clear sky greets me, marred only by a smattering of puffy white wisps of cotton. Through torrid heat, … Continue reading

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Emerging from Winter Doldrums

Short days always make me lethargic. The indoor world of winter with man-made heat is stifling. The days are brief; the nights drag on. Darkness is all around, dampening and lowering my mood. A dull sadness floats in stale air. … Continue reading

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