Yvonne Bambrick of the Toronto Cyclists Union, above, is the face of cycling in Toronto. She is teaching Catherine Porter how to ride in winter. (Jan. 8, 2010)
RICHARD LAUTENS/TORONTO STAR
The key to riding a bicycle in winter, Yvonne Bambrick confides, is tissues.
“Some people do the, what do they call it, snot rockets. Yuck.” She digs into her purse in the front basket of her bicycle to reveal a pale blue silk pouch, brimming with Kleenex. “Do you want one?”
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Still, Bambrick is hardcore – she bikes year-round. To prove cycling is a legitimate form of transportation, you need to do it in winter – just like drivers do.
Love this stuff!
RIDE YOUR BIKE!