Friday, January 02, 2009

How to bike in the winter

The Montreal Gazette's Michelle Lalonde has writen a good how-to on winter cycling.

The most important tip: Assume all drivers want to kill you.

Lalonde has many good tips, check out the entire article here (highly recommended).


At 1:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes it was an encouraging report.

Two additional tips and one observation:
-Use flashing LED devices at all times except bright sunlight as drivers do not expect cyclists in the winter
-It is helpful to wear hockey elbow pads since, if you slip on ice, invariably one falls onto the elbows and hands. You can prevent a nasty black and blue elbow or worse.
-the city of Montreal is doing a good job at keeping the de Maisonneuve cycling path clear of snow and ice, the Westmount section is terrible, discouraging, anti-green.


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