Cold commute open thread

Frost on the Esplanade floating path yesterday morning.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

How are you dealing with the cold conditions?

We’ve had record-setting cold temps this week (and they’re not over yet) and we’re curious how everyone is coping. Have you figured out a way to stay warm? Or have you ditched the bike altogether for the warmth of the MAX, bus, or your car?

Yesterday PBOT issued a warning about icy spots on the Hawthorne Bridge deck. Have you seen other danger spots that folks should know about?


If you are new to biking and you’re looking for some tips, check out the 100+ comments full of great advice from a post we did during a cold spell last year.

And if you’re more of a visual learner, or just want some inspiration to get out their and ride through these conditions, check our the People on Bikes: Cold Commute Edition we published in 2011.

Stay warm, keep riding, and share your experiences and thoughts about the cold weather below.


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