Tag Archive for winter riding

Slip Slidin’ Away

A great swirling mass of cool moist air welled up from the south overnight, blended itself with the bitterly cold high pressure system that has dominated our weather here for the past week, to create a good old-fashioned winter storm, and by morning even those of us living on the usually mild south coast woke…

The Goldilocks Zone

The trick to enjoying long winter bike rides is finding the right clothes to wear. Ideally, in my experience, you should be chilly enough when you first set out so that a couple hundred yards down the street you are still half-wondering if maybe you shouldn’t have worn that extra base layer after all. A couple miles later, though, you’ve forgotten all about it, having by then pedalled into that elusive Goldilocks Zone – not too hot, not too cold, just right. You forget all about the air temperature, and never give a thought to anything but the ride you are taking.