Nature Notes: More winter biking tips

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

(Edit: If you see the comments below, some readers have pointed out that I was a bit lax in two areas of bike safety -- alignment of pedal-clip straps and quick-release lever -- so I made slight changes below. Normally, I'm not too worried about these things lining up perfectly, but I figured I should at least point out the by-the-book methods.)

Yesterday, I started to overhaul my second-hand road bike into an all-season commuting model. Now the Trek known around S. Pearl Street as "White Lightning" is better equipped to handle the nasty things on the roads of late. If you're looking to do the same, come down to the Third Hand Bike Co-Op, where I and a bunch of rad people are waiting to help you fix up your rides.

Here's some of what I did:

(Photos by John Ross)