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Weekly you should do this if you ride in wet conditions


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Having ridden most bikes I found the best was a hybrid style bike for a similar commute, 4 miles (6.4 km) in town, 1 massive hill and 4 miles (6.4 km) in the countryside with a back pack on. Dropbars in town makes it harder for you to see around /over traffic and makes you slightly smaller when people are looking at you about to pull out and harder to hit ...


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8 miles each way is a reasonable commute. In the city a pure road bike is not as stable. You should test both flat and drop bars to see which is more comfortable for you. Drop are a little more efficient but that is not a long commute. For an uphill I think flat bars are fine. A full touring bike is probably more than you need unless you are ...


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I live in Quebec and have a reasonably hilly 8km commute - approx 25 min w/traffic. Winter temps are -5 to -30 for the most part. I wear a snowboarding helmet, goggles if it's really windy or below -15, a tshirt, light marino sweater and a light shell. Regular pants w/waterproof shell pants if it's super sloppy or below -20. Boot covers, five-finger gloves ...


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I find myself in a similar situation when I commute to college on weekends. During sleep you'll get sweaty and our beds are not the most hygienic places in any case so before starting off on your journey, have a shower. If you don't have a shower and you sweat, you'll be combining sweat with dirt etc and this is when body odour will form. In terms of what ...


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USB rechargeable lights are not typically designed to be run off of USB power continuously, they're only designed to be charged over USB. I run The Bike Light Database, and have tested dozens of different USB rechargeable lights. A few models will run while plugged in, but typically do not charge if turned on, and only run at the lowest output setting. If ...



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