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How do I safely ride my road bike in the winter?
It's November, and in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is fast approaching - and with it, the rain.
As a cyclist, I do occasionally enjoy taking my road bike out on the roads and just pedaling, without the added technical challenge that mountain biking involves. However, I've as yet not done this in the winter, because I'm a bit concerned about safety.
Even when it's not actively raining, the roads are often wet and slippery, and filled with small rocks that get washed across the asphalt. Heavy cloud cover means less visibility, both for me and any drivers on the road.
With this in mind, how can I prepare safely for a winter road bike ride? This includes bike preparation - lower tire pressure? - and personal preparation, such as clothing, as well as actual riding advice