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Old 07-07-08, 07:28 PM   #1
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I know what went wrong now.

I had a tough day cycling the other day and couldn't figure out why for a while. Now I know.

I have Sole inserts, which I like a lot. A few months after I bought them I received an offer for two pair of their socks -- for free. I took them up on it, and the socks seemed very nice. I wore them and enjoyed them.

After my rough day, when I took them off, I noticed they were marked, on the inside, "left" and "right."

Now, I can't see or tell the difference, but apparently my body subliminally knew I was riding with them on the wrong feet! Clearly that was the problem. That's a mistake I'll be sure to never make again.

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Don't forget TGIF... toes go in first
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Don't forget TGIF... toes go in first
There's just so much to keep track of....
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So what was tough about your cycling day? Were you riding in circles? Feet clipped into the wrong pedals? Maybe facing the wrong way on your bike? I'm dying to know.
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Old 07-07-08, 07:52 PM   #5
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I just hope your shorts are marked so you know which is the right leg and left leg..........
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That kind of day really socks.
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You are lucky that you didn't go backwards!
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Ha! good one. Who would have to thought to look for L and R with socks?

I had a bad XC skiing day once, thought perhaps my underwear was tight. Turns out I had the skis on the wrong feet. The old fashioned three pin bindings allowed me clamp the boots in with ease.
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Turns out I had the skis on the wrong feet.
You have more than one pair of feet?!
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Yup, I keep a spare pair in my footlocker.
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Sometimes one needs a leg up just to make it through the day
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So what was tough about your cycling day? Were you riding in circles? Feet clipped into the wrong pedals? Maybe facing the wrong way on your bike? I'm dying to know.
Mostly it was pretty much what you'd expect: My shoes caught on fire.
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Might you say you had Filet of Sole?

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I just hope your shorts are marked so you know which is the right leg and left leg..........
Ever since I got my first pair of bibs a few weeks ago, I'm terrified of putting them on backwards. No drawstring to mark front and back. It ruins my rides because I have to get off the bike and "reach in" front and back to check chamois position. Get lots of honks from the coeds riding around in sports car convertables though. "Hey geezer, having trouble finding it?"
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Ever since I got my first pair of bibs a few weeks ago, I'm terrified of putting them on backwards. No drawstring to mark front and back. It ruins my rides because I have to get off the bike and "reach in" front and back to check chamois position. Get lots of honks from the coeds riding around in sports car convertables though. "Hey geezer, having trouble finding it?"
When it gets cold put a string on it so you can find it. Just be careful who pulls your string.
You're going to be siting in the police station trying to talk your way out.
In from of "coeds", you dirty old man.

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I used to have a pair of cycling socks (could have been the same brand) that were left and right too. They were actually knitted with slightly different curves to accomodate the difference in left and right feet. I didn't replace them, because I could feel a difference when they were on the foot for which they were not intended. This was too much of a hassle. It's hard enough getting everything together for a ride without this added little step.
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Left/Right Pedals.....Left/Right Shoes.....Left/Right Socks.....Left/Right Feet...............all ist ein orderung!
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Just imagine how bad it would have been if you had mixed up two pairs of socks and had used L/L !
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This may explain a lot...

I'm going to go check my socks now!
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Sigh........If only they'ld have not eaten that apple, life would be so simple.
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