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Winter cycling: Heavy tread makes light of snow-covered roads

Snow angels look a little different in Marquette, Michigan. One of the snowiest cities in the country, Marquette is also "fat bike" central these days, and it's not uncommon to find evidence in a…Continue

Started on Monday

Cyclist and Woods and Bear, Oh My
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And you think dodging cars is scary ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKdRlWz-1pgContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jaik S. Dec 10.

Why is it so hard to pedal in the winter?
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The colder it gets the harder it is to pedal. Is it me with colder muscles? Colder air in my lungs? Some other physical reason? Or is it mechanical? Cold-thickened oil on the chain? Thicker grease in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Guzzardo Dec 6.

Bright ideas for biking at night
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There’s a guy who rides his bike on the streets of Seattle dressed up like a crossing guard who just had a run-in with a Christmas tree. The locals call him as High Vis Man.I used to snigger when he…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fran Kondorf Nov 25.

 

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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Winter cycling: Heavy tread makes light of snow-covered roads

Snow angels look a little different in Marquette, Michigan. One of the snowiest cities in the country, Marquette is also "fat bike" central these days, and it's not uncommon to find evidence in a snowdrift."It's what we call a snow-bike angel here, when someone falls over on a fat bike," said Candy Fletcher, recreation marketing director at the Marquette County Convention and Visitors Bureau. "It's an indentation of a bike and a person."ead the full article here.…See More
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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Joe Guzzardo replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 9 Things Drivers Need to Stop Saying in the Bikes vs. Cars Debate
"I'm a big advocate of the Idaho stop law. Problem is, it's a little too subtle for a lot of motorists to comprehend. And as far as getting Rahmbo on his bike, it might improve his chances for re-election if he were seen riding around…"
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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Jeff Schneider replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What Gives More Heat: Lower Gear/Faster Pedal or Higher Gear/Slower Pedal?
"I didn't mean to offend. I thought you were making a joke. Sorry. "
Dec 11
KevinM replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What Gives More Heat: Lower Gear/Faster Pedal or Higher Gear/Slower Pedal?
"LOL"
Dec 11
rwein5 replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What Gives More Heat: Lower Gear/Faster Pedal or Higher Gear/Slower Pedal?
"It'd probably be more useful for you to provide a substantive response rather than a useless and condescending troll retort like that. FYI."
Dec 11
Jeff Schneider replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What Gives More Heat: Lower Gear/Faster Pedal or Higher Gear/Slower Pedal?
"You aren't an engineer, right? "
Dec 11
David Lieb replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What Gives More Heat: Lower Gear/Faster Pedal or Higher Gear/Slower Pedal?
"As Tom points out, spinning is more efficient. IMHO, this means that the higher torque of pushing a taller gear is going to be more wasteful and result in more heat being generated. Since this is the effect you want, drop your cadence and up your…"
Dec 11
rwein5 replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What Gives More Heat: Lower Gear/Faster Pedal or Higher Gear/Slower Pedal?
"I wouldn't. Example: - At 20 degrees, a the drop in wind chill factor from an increase in wind speed from 15mph to 20mph is 2 degrees. - If you increased you speed from 15mph to 20mph, a typical rider (155 lb rider, 20 lb bike) would go from…"
Dec 10
Anne Alt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What Gives More Heat: Lower Gear/Faster Pedal or Higher Gear/Slower Pedal?
"I would agree with that. "
Dec 10
Tom A.K. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What Gives More Heat: Lower Gear/Faster Pedal or Higher Gear/Slower Pedal?
"http://www.active.com/cycling/articles/why-fast-pedaling-makes-cyclists-more-efficient In winter, I believe a more spinning cadence in a lower gear feels to be generating more heating on a cold startup. The study in this article states that slower…"
Dec 10
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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What I ride:
Recumbent
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
I am the Communications Director for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters which represents 47,000 union men and women in three states who swing a hammer for a living. I work as a volunteer to aid refugees from southern Sudan and its western region Darfur who are now living in Illinois. I am on 46th Ward Alderman James Cappelman’s Transportation, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Team and am the guy on the lakefront with the pink flamingo on his trike.

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At 9:53am on June 25, 2012, in it to win it 8.0 mi said…

Gene, was that you riding for Cappleman in yesterday's parade.  I got dizzy just watching you!!!

 
 
 

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