Winter bikers

The winter biker (Chicago), © 2014 Celia Her CityWinter bikers are a special breed.  The diehards continue to bike, even on the most frigid days.   I see them in the Loop as night is falling, mounting their rented Divvy bikes, or pedaling along on bikes that they own.  Their teeth are clenched, faces drawn, their eyes have a wild, unseeing look to them, particularly when they first get going.  Those first few yards register a special shock, as the arctic air whistles against their tender eyeballs, cold muscles, skin. More

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