Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Joy of Winter Cycling?

The Joy of Winter Cycling?

Arriving home after a winter bike ride my jeans will often be were icy, snowy and frozen, and this is why. I took this photo after my meeting with Emmy, the world class mtb racer. She had a look at my bike, laughed and said that I would probably have to clean my bike chain from all the rust now.

17 comments:

Olivier said...

en effet, on doit bien glisser avec cette roue

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This makes me cold just to look at it. Amazing. that you would ride in such weather.

s.c said...

Looks good as long it is not icy.

Sharon said...

Brrrr... that would make for a cold ride.

Steffe said...

Well, I am supposed to be a Viking so...

Jarart said...

You make me feel like a wimp. My bike stays in the barn if the temps are below 40F/6C.

Halcyon said...

Guess she didn't get very far with the bike!

Jack said...

This counts as joy? Uhh, OK.

Alex said...

Did this happen on the ride? Or when you had your bike parked outside? In the winter, I try to keep my bike parked inside as much as possible to keep the parts in good working order. But I've also got a folding bike, so it's a lot easier.

Steffe said...

Happened during the ride that day. And the day after, and today.

If you are talking about Emmy Halcyon she was skiing. The photo shows my bike.

RedPat said...

I'm impressed!

Bob Crowe said...

That's a very nice slice of a winter day. But is it dangerous to ride a bicycle in such weather? Poor braking, tires slipping in the snow and so forth.

Steffe said...

That depends on a few things. The roads are snow free and it would be easy to bike there, but if you do the traffic can be a bit too much for a poor cyclist. And depending on the temperature the road can of course be very icy. The walkways and bike paths have more snow on them and that is why my bike looks like this. But they are generally safer as there are no cars there. I don't have any winter tires, (although that might be a good idea), but I haven't had any accident so far.

AL said...

That is some serious snow. And a great pic.

arabesque said...

i can just picture how cold it must've been. ^0^

Rae Walter said...

Gosh and surprised Steffe that you have not had an accident with conditions like that. Great shot and continue to cycle safely.

Lowell said...

And not just your chain. Of course, she could have been pulling your chain, but I don't think so. Get out the W40!