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October 31, 2017

Today marks the first of a series of informational blog posts I will be writing to help make cycling more enjoyable for cyclists in the Johnson County area.  Below are some tricks to stay warm I've learned over the past 10+ years of cycling year round.  There is a lot to staying warm on the bike, much of which involves choosing the right clothes, but for now we are going to focus on tips that can help you regardless of what type of clothing you have.

1.  Start your ride warm! If you keep your bike in the garage or outside, make sure it is ready to go the moment you step out the door.  If you spend 5-10 minutes airing up your tires, lubing the chain, and checking it over, you will be freezing before you even start your ride!  I recommend prepping your bike first, then going back inside to get dressed and prepare yourself for the ride.

2.  Start your ride cold! Wait...what?  If you are properly dressed, you should be slightly cold for the first few minutes of your ride.  If...

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