Top Ten Ways to Cope with Not Riding Your Bike in the Wintertime

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The snow is deep here in the Northeast.  We all stopped counting how many feet once we hit 3 or 4.  Boston has 8, Whatever. It’s hard. No one cares enough anymore to run out for bread and milk with each weekly snow event. Even if you’re hardy, and have a fat bike, the extreme cold and -20 degree wind chills will keep you indoors.

Here are some of the ways I’m trying to keep busy.

10.) Surf for bike stuff online. Post holiday sales, clearance bins, returned items. There are deals to be had.

9.) Log on to Bikereg. Every. Single. Day. Plan your race calendar for Spring and Summer. Check to see if they have added new races to that one free weekend you have in June (they haven’t).

8.) Research segments on Strava to check out when the snow melts.

7.) Go to your LBS and talk to the shop guys (and gals) every weekend. They are bored too.  There are also great deals there (always support your LBS!)

6.) Ride your trainer. I know, I know, I hate it too. Desperate times, desperate measures.

5.) Go to a bike maintenance clinic at your LBS and learn some new skills, meet some new friends.

4.) Rent a Fat Bike!

3.) Go overboard with homemade baked goods.

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2.) Build that bike you’ve been dreaming about…….I did!

Screen Shot 2015-02-15 at 9.35.14 PM1.) Blog your frustrations away….

Pray for Spring friends.

-Karen

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About Karen

Mid-life female amateur athlete focused on cyclocross, mountain biking, and road cycling. Always looking to see what is around the next bend in the road.

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