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Solo Without Pie. The search for pie in the Midwest.
Picking the Scablands. Washington and Oregon, 2005. Pie and spiders on the Columbia River!
Days of Wineless Roads. Bed and Breakfasting along the KATY
Twisting Down the Alley. Misadventures in tornado alley.
An Good Ol' Fashion Appalachian Butt Whoopin'.
I just use the flats on these during the winter, when it is cold enough that I ride in my insulated hiking shoes instead of MTB shoes.
I used to have the A530s which are similar but more of a touring pedal. They work great for a touring/century bike, but can get slippery with wet/frozen soles. These are better for keeping your foot in place, especially when standing. If it is above freezing and the roads are fairly clear, I wear my MTB shoes with neoprene covers and clip in just like in the summer.
Lead, follow or get out of the way
Two sided SPD compatible. Any brand.
I will second cyccommute's choice in winter pedals.
I have ridden the "winter" pedals from 45 NRTH and was not impressed. There is a massive hump near the cranks where the bearings are and it drives me crazy.
My old stand-by
What I rock now (Looks were on sale when I broke my last set of Times)
I normally run Shimano SPDs, but they come off when the snow starts to fly. If clipped in, something with an open platform is best to allow the snow/ice buildup to fall through, i.e. Eggbeaters style.
*This is coming from a MTB perspective: gotta hike-a-bike here & there, so you get inevitable build up in the cleats.
Pavement? Only if I must.
now I know what that little black thing was
I use these Forte Boulevard pedals. Forte Boulevard.jpg The slightly curved platform side fits my non-cycling winter boots quite well, and the spd side works with my winter cycling shoes.
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
Favorite rides in the stable: Indy Fab CJ Ti - Colnago MXL - S-Works Roubaix - Habanero Team Issue - Jamis Eclipse carbon/831
Big flat pedal with steel pins.