3-Winter cycling in Wisconsin- The Ride
How do you write instructions on how to ride a bike? Riding is a doing thing, start, learn, smile. I can think of a tip or two.
When encountering ice without studded tires, go around or coast over it, but be ready for the slippage.
Plowing through snow. The Eskimos have all these words for snow, they don’t have one for the sandy, loose piles cars make. You know the stuff, like stepping on sand, but with a slippery component. My tip, avoid it or keep momentum up and coast through. Skinny tires slice right through that stuff. Fresh snow that has been driven through or walked over…ugg. Nearly impassable sometimes. Fresh snow with no tracks, great. Pedal right through.
The biggest thing about riding in winter, at least try. Keep an eye out for an organized ride if nessassary, but at least try it. It makes the cold season shorter and is great for relieving cabin fever.