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Winter biking wonderland

We were hit with a surprise dump of snow several days ago, which made for some interesting and challenging cycling. When I woke up at 5:30, it had just started to snow. The weather forecast had called for up to 2 cm (about 1″) of snow – no big deal. However, when I left the […]

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Winter biking wonderland

We were hit with a surprise dump of snow on Thursday, which made for some interesting and challenging cycling. When I woke up at 5:30, it had just started to snow.  The weather forecast had called for up to 2 cm (about 1″) of snow – no big deal. However, when I left the house […]

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Outdoor Research Windstopper Gorilla balaclava review

If you’re the kind of person who values warmth and doesn’t care about fashion, the Outdoor Research (OR) Windstopper Gorilla balaclava will make an excellent addition to your outdoor gear wardrobe. Most of the time I wear this, it’s underneath my bike helmet when I’m cycling in cold weather. Not just any ol’ cold weather […]

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Boeshield T9 lubricant for bike chains

Yay! There’s finally a local source for Boeshield T9 — a metal lubricant and protector developed by Boeing for airplane parts. While I don’t really have room in the driveway for an airplane, I do have a number of bikes. T9 works extremely well as a long lasting and multi-weather lubricant for bike chains. According […]

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Darn snowflakes

Riding to work, originally uploaded by elliottzone. There are some days when it feels like my ride will never end… Slogging through the snow can be challenging at times, especially when it’s -25C outside, dark, windy and just plain ol’ not fun. But, I just remind myself the alternates are to pay $26 / day […]

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Lake MXZ300 winter cycling shoe review

If you’re looking for a good pair of cycling shoes for riding in cold snowy conditions, you don’t have many options. I chose a pair of Lake MXZ300 winter shoes and this will be my third winter riding in them. First impression These shoes are comfy! The neoprene internal liner is a nice snug fit, […]

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