Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Winter is for Bicycles

Are you feeling like a champion for riding your bike to work in the winter? Well, you are a champion, but you know when you're pedaling along, saying to yourself, "If it were 1 degree colder or that wind was any stronger, I ... just ... couldn't do ... it." The truth is, you probably could. Just check out these two people.

Jill in Alaska just did her second annual Susitna 100, a 100 mile race through the Alaskan wilderness. Her first report is here, and an extensive write-up follows. Jill writes real good, er I mean really well, and it's always a pleasure to read her stories.

Another winter cyclist, who's becoming famous in each town he passes through, is the Viking Biker. He's crossing Canada in the winter and currently near Winnipeg. Yes, Winnipeg in February, on the TransCanada Highway. Take a look at his video with the train. The cold doesn't get this guy down.

Finally, in case you haven't seen elsewhere, this Saturday night in Toronto is the Icycle Race, 8 PM at Dufferin Grove Park. More info at Martino's Bike Lane Diary. Maybe I'll see you there (I'll be a spectator with a thermos of hot chocolate).


Darren J 2/21/2007 10:55:00 p.m.


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