cold feet

Are you thinking about riding this winter but getting cold feet? Here are a few tips to keep your piggies nice and toasty.

  • Don’t over-tighten your shoes. Blood flow is the key to staying warm, so keep those laces a little loose.
  • Warm legs equate to warmer feet. Keep the temperature up in your legs by donning Long Johns and/or some sort of windproof and water-resistant overpant. This will ensure that the blood supply to your feet is warm when it gets there.
  • Sprinkle a dash of cayenne pepper in your shoes. No kidding; this little folk remedy is a trick often used by motorcyclists, and it works like a charm.
  • You’ve heard it said that you should always dress in layers. This is true for your feet, too. When commuting by bike in the winter, try donning a pair of silk sock liners under your regular socks, and/or add a pair of fleece or wool socks over your regular socks.

Now, get out there and ride! Winter cycling is unbelievably fun.

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One response to “cold feet

  1. Thanks for the tips! I had never though of some of those.