what to Read
• "Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling" by Tom Babin chronicles his experience as a winter cyclist in Calgary, Alberta. But if you want to cut to the chase, consider Babin's advice: Figure it out for yourself.
• If you really want a how-to, here's some advice from an experienced Minnesota bike commuter. Find it at http://tinyurl.com/pt2absd.
What to watch
When you need help along the way, social media is a great place to turn. A video of three Minneapolis winter cyclists is inspiring: http://vimeo.com/114732346.