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Isn’t it cold on the bike?

This morning, when commuting to work, I was asked by a woman, who looked at me with pity:

Isn’t it cold on the bike?

I smiled back. No! In winter it is just cold when

  • you wait for the bus or
  • you walk to the parking lot.
  • you scrape ice off the windshield of your car.
  • the heating of your car isn’t warm yet.

But never when you ride your bike. If so, then you go too slow…
Here is the common mistake motorists people make, when thinking that riding your bike in winter lets you be cold: They leave out the fact, that you’re moving your body.

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