Exactly one year ago today, I posted about biking in the snow after several inches fell over Christmas, adding to the snow that had already fallen throughout December. The temperature was in the teens. My studded tires had been on Oma for two weeks.
This year, snow is non-existent. The temperature is in the mid-30’s. A raincoat over a sweater is enough to keep me warm and protected. I’m still riding my Betty Foy and have not yet bothered to pull out Oma’s studded tires. This kind of weather is more like the winters I experienced when I lived in Nashville.
I’m certainly not complaining about this surprising situation! (As long as it’s not due to global climate change or anything.)
There are fewer bicyclists on the road now, which makes me think that many people automatically put away their bikes when the winter months roll around, without considering whether conditions are actually bad enough to justify it.
For those still on their bikes and new to winter cycling, check out the LGRAB Guide to Winter Bicycling.