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By Tom Babin

The bicycle is quick changing into a ubiquitous type of transportation in towns around the globe, making our city areas extra effective, extra livable and more healthy. yet lots of these bicycles disappear into basements and garages whilst the nice and cozy months finish, parked there by means of vendors petrified of the chilly, snow and ice that wintry weather brings. yet does it must be that way?

Canadian author and journalist Tom Babin all started wondering this dogma after being caught in wintry weather commuter site visitors one dreary and chilly December morning and dreaming concerning the happiness that bicycle commuting had introduced him all summer season lengthy. So he did whatever approximately it. He pulled on a few thermal lingerie, dragged his motorcycle down from the rafters of his storage and set out on a venture to respond to an easy yet beguiling query: is it attainable to fortunately experience a motorcycle in wintry weather? that question took him locations he by no means anticipated. Over years of trial and blunder, learn and greater than his proportion of snow and ice, he came across an unknown historical past of cycling for snow and ice, and a brand new new release designed to make driving in wintry weather secure and enjoyable. He unearthed the world’s so much bike-friendly iciness urban and a few new techniques to wintry weather biking from areas around the globe. He additionally regarded inward, to find how the fashionable global shapes our attitudes towards iciness. and maybe most significantly, he chanced on the original form of bliss which may in simple terms come via pedalling via softly falling snow on a quiet iciness night.

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