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.