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The Truth About Winter Cycling

Some people think that it is not wise to financially and emotionally invest in cycling since it is bound to stop during the summer. What they don’t realize though, is that winter cycling is really quite popular. Although it is not as easy as cycling during summer, it is still as fun, if not more fun to do during the winter season. All you have to do is be aware of simple winter cycling basics to have a lot of fun. Here are some of the common misconceptions about winter cycling.

If you think that your biggest worry would be staying warm, then you are way, way off. In actuality, winter cycling can produce a lot of body heat. Although this is what most people believe, it is very far from the truth. Although the climate is cold, cycling is a somewhat strenuous exercise. After minutes of winter cycling, you will feel hardly any coldness. This is why it is actually best of you don’t put all your winter clothes in of you’re planning to go winter cycling.

Another common misconception is that winter cycling is very perilous. Most people think this way because of the general idea that it is hard to control your car in a wet or icy road. Although this is true, people are forgetting the fact that you can customize your bike to get rid of this problem. You can install studded bike tires so that your bike will cling to the ice thus making it easier to control. This is why in some aspects; winter cycling is even safer than other winter sports.

Most people also think that winter cycling is simply impractical since the road is harder to manage during the winter. However, when you come to think of it, it is really easier to go to other places during the winter through cycling rather than driving. You don’t have to dig out your car and you are in total control of your bike so you don’t have to worry about losing control. Also, it is a very good exercise and is a very good way to stay warm.

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