Winter’s Edge Mar 14, 2012

The guys at Bike Minimalism sent this over yesterday:

“Even though the town is snow covered, and the days up in the armpit of the Polar Circle are still lived in below freezing temperatures, the appearance of tarmac from underneath the cold, soft white matter presents a faint promise of something nice to come…

While we all live our lives, eagerly awaiting for the warm summer breeze whistling through the spokes, the caress of the sun on bare skin, the freedom of movement – oblivious of the world around us, we can only remember the past.”

We’ve all been commuters on bikes through shit weather and this video reflects on that. Personally, I always preferred the fixed freestyle bike for the slush and snow of NYC. It was my commuter for all the years I lived there and there’s no better control than a fixed gear with a big, fat tire.

I’ve been a bit thin-blooded these past few months, I almost miss cold weather….

  • I rode through the cold this year. It wasn’t the worst winter Philly has seen by any stretch but, it had it’s moments. Thankful for the current sunshine and warmth.

  • Try saying that in VT. We had a mild winter as far as precipitation and temperatures go but I really can’t wait to feel the warm air again…

  • J M Moffitt

    Can someone tell me what they’re reading from?

    • Ineverstoppedlooking

      An original piece written by Samu Ainesmaa (

  • mario mascetti

    that vision street wear sticker.

  • Michalerusa

    he could ride vene faster w/out mini bars

    • Michalerusa

      even faster

  • Dennis From the Peg

     I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It gets cold here, -40 is -40 Celsius or Fahrenheit. It also gets hot and humid in the summer around 100. I can layer up and generate my own heat in winter (takes 30 seconds) but I can’t escape the heat and choking humidity. Fall and winter weather is best for riding.

  • Rad Brad

    Great video and writing! Just getting geared up for winter myself. Can’t wait to finish my commuter rig; also hopeful to introduce my fatty to some snow.