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The Lost Art of Winter Cycling: It's never too cold to ride outside. (Well, almost never.)

Eben Weiss, Outside Online  | Published on 12/18/2020
The Lost Art of Winter Cycling
It's never too cold to ride outside. (Well, almost never.)

While the joy and beauty of cycling may be timeless, tempus does fugit, and certain practices that were once routine for the cyclist are now becoming lost arts. Gluing tubulars, adjusting cantilevers, and drilling strategically placed holes in your bike are all going extinct as trends change and technology evolves. But while there’s little reason besides nostalgia to cling to obsolete knowledge (it’s unlikely you’ll need to overhaul a rod brake anytime soon), there are certain skill sets we need to preserve for posterity, and chief among them is riding in winter.

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