Winter’s Coming

Chris Russell is a UK pro athlete currently training to compete in the 2012 Olympics in the sport of sailing.  He’s likely the first in his sport to use cycling as one of his main training tools.  He’s training under Chris Carmichael and is a proud LiveSTRONG advocate. His sponsors include GU, Helly Hanson, and others….but he is actively in need of more sponsors to finance his Olympic goals.  If you can help him out in any way, hit him up @chrismrussell or via his Youtube page,

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  • Redbike

    Apparently we’re due a cold snap later this week (here in England)

  • Tim

    Ah yes, flashbacks to riding my bike in the snow in Missoula, MT. Now as I sip coffee on my deck soaking in the temperance of another beautiful Austin autumn morning I wonder…

    …what the hell was I thinking back then.

    • Loving the Bike

      Exactly……it was a little more difficult for me, but I’m so happy to have made the move to better temperatures.

  • Clive Chapman

    As my old Sergeant Major was fond of saying, “There’s no such thing as bad weather only poor equipment.”

    Anyway, if we waited for good weather to pedal in the UK we’d never get out and ride!

    • Tim

      We had a RM Colour Sergeant as our physical training instructor at Quantico. I remember him saying the same thing.

    • Hamish

      Modern clothing makes cold weather cycling easier but the cold was still getting to my hands. I designed the It is a protective cover for my handlebars. The BarBra TM keeps my hands warm and dry.
      The hard part is still getting out the door!

    • Loving the Bike

      Yeah, I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to cold weather….I give huge respect to anyone who can brave the elements and still ride.


  • Allison Peacock

    Nice words of encouragement. Needed them, too, since I’m already feeling the fall blues – in mild weather Texas, no less – and need to get back in the saddle.

    (By the way, I didn’t know that there was gluten in punishment. I thought all punishment was gluten-free! Either way I’m okay, since as a glutton I don’t have to stay away from gluten.)


  • Bryan

    Great article. Even here in Northern Florida the mornings are becoming brisk. It takes a little bit more effort to plan for the cold but the benefits are worth it.