CYCLING WITH BIGFOOT

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The Maple Tree decs all boxed up

With the Christmas decorations all in their boxes, and NO garden work in the imminent future, time to look at Cycling once more. First up I want a NEW pair of cycling shoes to take over from my 18 year old pair of Sidis.

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Need bigger shoes!!

I ordered what I thought would be the perfect pair but on arrival they were too tight in the toe box area and had to be returned.

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Great shoes, but tight in the toe box

Sidi has always been my favorite option for cycling and motorcycling going all the way back to the early 70’s riding the Scottish Six Days Trial. I still have 2 pairs for trials in the workshop, and another 2 pairs for road motorcycling, and of course my current cycling pair, which were a good fit from the gitgo.

Seems I now need a pair in size MEGA and of course these can be hard to find unless you like Black!! After 30 years in the RAF black shoes have been on my feet enough and for cycling something a bit more colorful is my No1 choice. Blue/White is a good choice to go with the Roubaix, but any combo would be OK even with a splash of black . Here are some I like but of course most of them are not in the “mega” size.

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These are in my size and Mega! …. but they are overpriced and only take the expensive Speedplay Pedals

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Same shoe but not available in Mega!

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So far I haven’t seen this one in Mega

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Haven’t seen this one at all !

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Serious bling but not seen anywhere

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These are available in my size and mega

Never mind I’ll just keep looking and maybe I’ll get lucky with a last of the line close out deal.

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In the meantime the 2018 Target is 4000 miles @7000′ and despite the cold, 121 miles has been knocked off the total in last luster January conditions. This weekend the cold and snow is back!

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Serious snow and bloody cold!!

This morning 4″ on the rail, strong winds, and a high of 18F as we get to lunchtime …….. even worse tonight at 12F. The forecast 12 was 1F when I went out for my Monday morning drive and it never made freezing all day.

TONY DOWN

 

 

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