I was a DNF on a 600k this weekend due to foot pain via way of a bunion. The last 600k that is in my area is only two weeks away, not enough time for my foot to heal, so I have to go to Plan B: Find some sandals that don't touch the bunion, and ride with platform petals.
I'm got some old $20 platform pedals from my old mountain bike. But I'm wondering if people out there that are written distance have recommendations for pedals that are comfortable over a very long distances. Any recommendations?
Here are some that look interesting:
Ergon PC2: What I like about these is the size of them and the fact they have a bit of an indent to you center your foot. The drawback I have heard about them is that your foot can slip off especially when wet.
Thin Gripster pedals VP-001: I like the fact these have spikes in them. But all in all, I really, really like this web site. They seem to be of the right spirit, cyclist that are very serious and looking for serious gear to both preform well, but also be comfortable. My hang-up is the price (which I have with the Ergon, too), what is the difference between this and all the other millions of platform pedals that look similar to this?
Are there any other randonneur out there that use platform pedals? If so, what does and does not work for the longer rides?