Hello everyone,I've been lurking here for a few weeks now,finally got around to registering.Cool site,lots of great info.
Anyway I have a typical new guy question that I hope you guys can help me with.I just recently got back into riding,Haven't been on a bike in 20+ years,I use to live on my Mongoose though.I bought a road bike last month [Schwinn LeTour GS] & am really enjoying myself WITH ONE EXCEPTION.My feet hurt after long rides.I am currently wearing a nice pair of running shoes when I go out rideing but I want to get something better or more bike specific to alleviate this problem.I'm 5'9" about 210,I don't know if I qualify as a Clydesdale but I wanna loose about 30lbs so I figured this might be the forum for me.Anyway have any of you experienced foot pain after long rides?How did you correct it?Do I need road bike specific shoes?And if so what's up with the sizing???Thanks in advance.
PS:Just in case anyone is wondering how I picked my username,I couldn't think of anything "cool" so since I ride a road bike & I play the bagpipes I put them together.I don't want anyone here thinking that I smoke a crack pipe or anything questionable like that.
Cya guys,looking forward to reading your post's in this forum.Mick.