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Old 09-03-05, 02:01 PM   #1
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What I Learned Today

Today I learned why it is not a good idea to wear cheap ($10) sandals from Target while riding a bike. Although I only went ten miles, I found they offered little if any support and were too flexible. I guess they make bike shoes for a good reason! (I usually wear my biking shoes, which are ancient -- they look like bowling shoes.)

I had hoped the fresh air would feel good on my feet. It did, but I hated the flexibility and loss of pedal power.

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Old 09-03-05, 05:47 PM   #2
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I learned not to wear cheap sandals from Target. Thanks for the lesson!
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Old 09-05-05, 01:25 PM   #3
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There's not a good way to come up on a lone rider out in the country without startling them. I tried not to "scare" the young lady I came riding up behind but we had a few good miles of riding together afterwards.
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