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Monday, February 19, 2007

Cycling in the winter

Many of you in the warmer parts of the world don't have to deal with cycling in sub-zero temperatures. Not only is cycling dangerous in Toronto in the best of conditions, but many granola crunchers find it necessary to ride their bikes when it's minus 20 C outside (I can't even fathom what the cold must feel like against your face). The roads are full of ice and snow, the streetcars and traffic preclude clear thoroughfares, and the drivers are nuts to begin with. If you ride your bike in the winter and this happens to you:

... then you deserve it.


rita said...

don't be too harsh on us bikers!


Sorry, Rita, it's nothing personal. It does sound harsh, yes, but I've seen WAY TOO MANY close calls. My buddy is an emerg doc and he sees all of the accidents. Not pretty... I maintain that Toronto streets are not safe for bikers, especially in freezing weather.