But don't those mimic barefoot running, what we're naturally supposed to do? Shouldn't it be more comfortable? lol
Yeah, but it hurts like hell to have heavy foot falls on the heel. I ran only a couple miles my first time out barefoot and ended up with some huge bloody blisters around the "knuckles" - metatarsal heads - how do I describe this region? I felt fine while I was running but it sucked while the blisters were healing.
true. bottom line is running sucks and biking rocks hahaha
Except that its healthy to do both. So that you don't just work out your thighs and your calves don't get much work...
Running on the beach is the only way.
1980ish Free Spirit Sunbird fixed * 1996 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G * 1995ish Park Pre Pro 825 * 1997 KHS Comp * 1990-ish Scapin * Lemond Buenos Aires Triple
I run and bike in these. they are awesome for running. so light and comfy. they are meant to mimic the sandals worn in like the old days by romans and spartans and stuff, just with a heavy duty rubber running sole. i actually think its the same ruber thats used on the barefoot shoes. but these are much more awesome although .you do need straps to ride with them
After building up a monster cross style single speed (chain tensioner) for my brother (out of a Kona Tiki Deluxe, using 700x40c tires) I have the urge to build up a 29'er with an internal hub. They just so happen to have a Focus 8 speed alfine with a belt drive. Talk about a nice setup...
So my question is... Have you ever built up a project that you were completely unfamiliar with (i.e. a 29er without knowing all of the differences between road, mtb, disc, 29'er...yadda yadda) or are you one to buy a complete and go from there? I know that for myself, getting my hands dirty while learning about everything along the way can be quite entertaining, but at the same time, quite expensive.
The last couple days I've been having a little knee pain. I have my seat set up correctly, and am generally conscious about my form. I raised my saddle height a very small amount last week (maybe 1/4") but didnt have any trouble until now. My pedal stroke feels fluid, and I'm not rocking my hips. I do skid sometimes, but not generally. Anyhow, wondering if you have any advice.
So, the million dollar question is: Are you gonna use it for what it's designed for?
If so, do tons of research. See what other guys are riding. And I'd probably buy complete at first then tweak it. Buying a-la-carte custom only serves the person who has preferences and has good reasons for exactly what he/she wants.
that's a nice looking sandal
Do you ever have trouble walking down stairs after a workout or a race day?
Outside of that, I'm in a constant state of mild fatigue until I peak for an event. So, walking up and down stairs is really tough.