Cold Warriors: Commuters Who Biked in Winter Snow

Are these people crazy? Apparently, there are a small group of "hardy, fossil fuel-eschewing cold warriors" in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, that brave snow and sub-zero temperature to commute to work on their bikes every day!

Link | Tips on "winter biking" (that's a euphimism if I ever saw one!) - Thanks Jeff Shaw!


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This is quite common in Fairbanks Alaska. I personally ride my bike until it no longer operates, ~< -40(F/C). Just wear more clothing and get pogies to keep your hands warm.
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This is quite common in Fairbanks Alaska. I personally ride my bike until it no longer operates, ~< -40?(F/C). Just wear more clothing and get pogies to keep your hands warm.
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I love riding in the winter. Just put on some more clothes and studded tyres and that's it. Pedalling keeps you warm, you know :-)

Personally I quit when it gets under -15 degrees Celsius, but many people don't... Some freehubs will start freezing after that though, and some suspension parts might start acting weird, so the bike may require some adjustments.

P.S. I'm from Finland :-)
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I'm riding my bike year round here in Canada. Temperatures of -30 Celsius are not the problem... more the car drivers who drive without any common sense with 60 km/h over ice covered roads. It's called "driving" and not "braking", isn't it (see algonkin's commentary)? Snow ploughs don't make the situation easier, 'cause they push the snow onto the sidewalks, and bike lanes do not exist at all in Moncton, NB.
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I'd rather bike in 0 degree weather then 35 degree weather. You can always add another layer of cold weather gear, but there's only so much you can take off (and not join a nudist colony).
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