Enjoy Winter Riding
Paul Makela, Wheel & Sprocket - Fox Point, provides advice for staying warm and safe
Location: Wheel & Sprocket - Fox Point for over 30 years
What types of bikes do you ride?
Trek Domane road bike; tour bikes for winter; and tandem bike with wife Lisa
What’s your commute to work?
I ride 32 miles round-trip from Grafton to Fox Point using mainly the Interurban and Oak Leaf trails.
How often do you ride?
I average four days per week from spring to fall and two-to-three days per week in the winter.Why do you ride bikes? I have a lot of fun riding my bike and it’s much better than driving.
Winter Body Essentials
Think about your body’s heat and cold distribution as ever changing. Always be prepared for the change of temperature. I bring a backpack with additional clothing, gloves, and head covering. Remember that the evening can feel cooler in the dark.
Winter Bike Essentials
I recommend riding a less expensive or used bike during the winter months and keeping your nice new bike for better weather. I ride my trusty, well-equipped tour bike for winter commutes.