Monday, May 7, 2007

Whistler attempts to make his weekly 817 post as boring as his own blog.

If you ever read my blog, then you might know about my frequent changing of pedals, handlebars, and whatever else on my bike to try different things, keep myself from getting bored with my bike, have an excuse to tinker around with bikes, etc. Well I've been riding toe clips for a few days and liking them for riding back and forth to work, however, for messengering they kind of sucked. On my commute I rarely have to stop because there aren't that many lights (and at 2 am, even if they're red I don't usually have to stop). Riding around downtown and picking up and dropping packages though, I have to stop a lot more often - and ride harder and longer. So trying to get that second foot into the clip on the fixed gear can get annoying and my toes kept going numb. I can't figure out if it's from the straps reducing the circulation or just that they're vibrating in a weird way. Anyhow, my feet are kind of sore this morning and my SPDs are sounding really good; but man, I hate changing those shoes. We'll see...

7 comments:

Jason said...

Sidi blaze shoes and
Ritchey step ins.

J

Michael said...

Or...

Powergrips: http://shop.panthercitybicycles.com/page.cfm?PageID=53&action=details&sku=TS5000

Michael said...

Try this one: http://tinyurl.com/2z9s3w

Bernie said...

I say drink a few stormclouds... you'll forget about your sore feet!

Whistler said...

Thanks for your suggestions. Bernie's was the most accessible solution, considering I have a sixer of Stormcloud in the fridge. I think what I'll end up doing is leaving the toe clips on one bike for commuting, then having another bike outfitted with step ins (though the ones I already have Jason, but I'll keep the others in mind for when I'm rolling like a player such as yourself).

Jason said...

Mmmmy Stormcoud; yay!

Bicycle Repairman / Shaggy said...

I use Sidi and spd combo for messengering, because walking on my Olde Skool (tm)
cleats is kinda sketchy, and I don't know where to get anymore to replace them.
I DO use them on my Pista when interested in hauling butt though.