Forget everything you’ve heard about winter biking when you come into deep winter. Fenders are pointless arches: thirsty flakes swirl off tires like sparkling feathers. Crisp is clean. You can wear your nicest clothes. Drive chains run dry and silent for months. There’s nothing to carry grit as high as your chain, and nothing to glue it on if it could get there.
Robert Judge, momentummag.com
The exerpt above is taken from an article written over 3 years ago that just now showed up in our news and magazine aggrigate reader (yeah, we don’t really understand how their algorithims work). It’s not really all about “how to bike in deep winter” as the title states as it is an elequent expression of what happens when you bike in deep winter, and it’s definately worth the read: http://momentummag.com/features/how-to-bike-in-deep-winter/