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2015-01-28: accepted proposal - Richard Guy Briggs - Winter Cycling Tutorial

Bicycle commuting year-round in the second coldest capital on the planet.

After spending a year in Australia, two months of that chasing sheep on a motorcycle in deep sand, the author had the insight that he had gained the skill necessary to bicycle commute in snow and has been doing exactly that for the last two decades.

Winter cycling may seem ridiculous to some, but then so does driving a car in warm sunny weather to others.

With the right equipment, it is fun, healthy and safe. In fact, the presenter has found it to be safer to be a winter cyclist than to be a winter pedestrian in Ottawa.

This tutorial (which could be during a meal) will focus on clothing, the vehicle and technique.