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This morning it felt like early spring outside, and it made me yearn to see more fair-weather cyclists try out winter bike commuting.
Cyclists are often gearheads, and winter cycling offers a plethora of opportunities to indulge in consumerism. Often, the products designed especially for cycling are more effective.
However, there are cheap ways to stay warm and dry on a bike:
-Use plastic bags over your feet to keep your shoes dry.
-Take an old wool turtleneck, cut off the neck and use it as a neck warmer or headband to keep your ears warm.
-Buy lined work gloves at a hardware or gardening store. They will keep your hands warm and they're about a third of the cost of winter bike gloves.
-While you're in the hardware store, look at their rain pants, they're often a lot cheaper. You may need to wear light pants or shorts underneath, as they often don't breathe as well.
-The Urbana-Champaign Smile Politely website (from which we got the above photo) has a whole section of articles on Cycling on the Cheap.