Cycling Hats And Biking In The Snow And Ice
Headsweats' dedication to making functional cycling hats and cycling caps has helped us not only realize our own success, but it has helped us develop hats, caps, and visors that not only keep your head covered and dry, but they also keep it warm while keeping sweat out of your eyes. As the temperatures begin to drop around the United States, cyclists are faced with whether they want to put their bike up for winter or brave the snow and ice. We say that you should go out there and cycle away, but don't forget your Headsweats cycling caps!
If you're going to cycle in the snow and ice, here are some tips:
1. Assess the conditions before you go outside. Black ice is any cyclist's nemesis and the weather will let you know if there have been any warnings issued.
2. Stick to the main roads because they are the ones that are cleared first and most often.
3. Don't ride in the gutter. This is a tip for year-round cycling, but specifically when the temperature drops.
4. Take your corners easy. Ice forms on untreated, wet roads. Even if a road looks dry, be cautious in corners.
5. Consider adjusting your riding position by dropping your saddle by 5mm. This will lower your center of gravity and have a positive impact on your control. You'll also be able to get your foot down on the pavement faster if you encounter a tricky situation.
6. Switch to a 28mm rubber tire to add more traction and comfort in the winter.