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risk of lightning injury. (Of course, in thunderstorms don't forget the risk of hail. If you cycle any distance in "unstable" weather you should have a helmet (obviously) and at least a durable jacket to protect you from serious injury from hailstones.) …
answered Jul 28 '13 by Daniel R Hicks
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tires at their proper pressure. Re cold weather, it's probably not a good idea to start out biking below about 10C, though once you get used to it (and collect the right bits of clothing) -20C is … and some sort of wind-resistant shell, but it's surprisingly critical to KEEP COOL, so the "shell" must "breathe" to a degree, and insulation should be on the light side, given the weather. There are …
answered Jan 18 '12 by Daniel R Hicks
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In theory, since the sprockets are so wide, and the belt lacks holes, snow/mud that gets between sprocket and belt will be packed into the notches and could build up if conditions are right. This cou …
answered Aug 10 '11 by Daniel R Hicks
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weather is not too bad (below 75F and maybe 60% humidity), you travel only a short distance (maybe 2 miles max) on relatively level ground, and you maintain a very "casual" pace, then you can hope to …
answered May 2 '13 by Daniel R Hicks
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Specific product recommendations are off-topic here. With regard to bike fenders, though, there are several things to consider. Fit is perhaps the most important -- the fenders must not only fit but …
answered Oct 20 '18 by Daniel R Hicks
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First you need to analyze the pavement a bit -- smooth pavement or rough, is it generally pretty clean or is there a light coating of sand or dust, or perhaps a heavy coating? Narrow, high-pressure b …
answered Oct 11 '11 by Daniel R Hicks
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Snow and ice are two entirely different conditions. For snow more or less standard "mountain bike" tires are generally fine. Lowering tire pressure is NOT usually a good idea. For any amount of ice …
answered Nov 30 '11 by Daniel R Hicks
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Gaiters such as skiers wear would be another option.
answered Aug 23 '11 by Daniel R Hicks
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Not snow, not ice. As to wet, it depends on whether the pavement is simply wet, or oily, or muddy, or what-have-you.
answered Oct 19 '11 by Daniel R Hicks
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Just very generally speaking: First survey your route for "choke points" -- places like river crossings where you're forced to choose between a limited number of pathways. Pick an overall route that …
answered Oct 11 '12 by Daniel R Hicks