FAIRBANKS — Each fall I compile a to-do list for winterizing my bike, determined to get around to these things before the first flurries of white "termination dust" make tinkering outside undesirable:
• Slightly deflate tires for better traction on snow. (No money to buy studded ones.)
• Put on low-temperature chain grease. (Makes riding in low gears actually feel like riding in low gears.)
• Retrieve "pogies" from storage trailer and attach to handlebars. (They're mitten-like...