When cycling during the winter, make sure to be properly prepared for the varying weather conditions. Here are some tips to make your winter workouts successful.
- Make sure your bicycle is outfitted with proper tires.
- Make sure you are skilled enough to maneuver the bike in wet, snowy and even icy conditions.
- Eat enough to give yourself the energy to power through a chilly bike ride. The food will also keep you warm.
- Dress appropriately for the changing weather conditions. One key is to not overdress. You should aim to wear just enough clothing to be slightly cold when you start your bike ride. You can actually overheat if you wear too many layers, which can cause you to become sweaty. This could potentially lead to hypothermia and dehydration.