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.


One response to “cold feet

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