Colder weather is on the horizon here on the east coast. The winds have made riding a bit more challenging many days. I’m just starting to have to add some thicker layers to my ride, and very much enjoyed these winter cycling tips from Vanessa, of For the Love of Bikes, at http://www.commutebybike.com/2011/11/18/sucking-it-up-in-winter/
And on LGRB, http://letsgorideabike.com/blog/2011/11/ Dottie wrote a post regarding the standard, “On your left” warning, and the ring of the bell as you pass others. I have thought this proper cycling procedure, and try to follow the protocol. And yet, recently I’ve been met with annoyed responses (“Yeah, I know you are…”) by walkers on a bike trail I frequent. Additionally, when people have earphones in the ears, I don’t know if there is any benefit of signaling them by bell or phrase. Dottie linked a reference to a Change Your Life, Ride a Bike blog entry with more on proper passing, http://changeyourliferideabike.blogspot.com/2011/09/words-to-ride-by.html
What your thoughts and suggestions on signaling others by bell and/or words, that you are about to pass? And please share tips on riding in the colder weather too!
P.S. I was very fortunate to have been asked to review a beautiful winter women’s cycling jersey, and the company is also providing an additional one for a reader, so please check for info regarding that in a few days!