Winter Cycling Pogies DIY
We have decided to try out winter cycling in Kazakhstan, north China, Mongolia. For this we needed to make sure we would keep our hands warm. Read about our pogie project
Winter Cycling Pogies DIY as winter bicycle touring comes with cold hands.
See our blog post from the winter until now A 36 hour taste of winter cycling, Central Asia: the final chapter, We cycled to China, everything changed!
For this reason we have been reading up about cycling in the winter, especially reading on the websites of Shane from shanecycles.com and of Helen from Helenstakeon.com which both have cycled in the winter in serveral places as Alaska, Lapland, Sibiria. They both recommends the use of pogies. We tried contacting some companies and asked if they could ship to Bishkek but no reply from DOGWOOD DESIGNS and www.hotpog.co.uk/. We decided that we would make them ourselves searched the internet and found information on DIY pogies from winter jackets. Spot on and we went to the Osh bazaar in Bishkek where we found some military jackets. We are very happy with the outcome although we have not yet cycled with the pogies, soon to happen though. see bottom of page for our experiences with the pogies.