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gsteinb 06-08-11 06:13 PM

5 cents please (**possible spoilers**)
 

Originally Posted by hammy56 (Post 12759917)
mountaineer boot?

I looked at Ray Jardine's web page. Good stuff, thanks.

they were just heavy duty backpacking boots. I had some la sportiva makalu's for crampons back in the day. I may end up wtih some plastic boots over the next couple of years for north country adventures.


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Flatballer 06-08-11 06:38 PM

My inversion table gives me a headache and makes me nauseous so far, but it does seem to help my back a bit, or at lease enough to be a decent placebo.

jwible 06-08-11 07:08 PM

Hikers, I have some Garmont Dakotas that are fairly lightly used. Size 11. They're about 6 years old but a size too small so I haven't warn them much at all. I'd part with them for shipping costs.

http://media.rei.com/media/z/1296629.jpg

hammy56 06-08-11 07:48 PM

^ wish Id have known that a few months ago...Im size 11. But I had a hard time finding boots that worked for my stupid duck feet.

mollusk 06-08-11 08:24 PM

With a lot to carry or in really rough terrain I like a boot with a stiff sole. For day hiking when the footing isn't too extreme I like a very light shoe that is barely a boot. You have to have more than one pair of foot ware, just like you need more than one pair of wheels.

mollusk 06-08-11 08:35 PM

Yikes! What just happened?

Velo Gator 06-08-11 08:37 PM

Jumping in on the first page for no reason.

mollusk 06-08-11 08:38 PM

These boots are so powerful that they killed the twitter feed:

http://a2.zassets.com/images/z/7/5/0...p-DETAILED.jpg

I'm so sorry.

CbadRider 06-08-11 08:42 PM


Originally Posted by mollusk (Post 12760653)
These boots are so powerful that they killed the twitter feed:

http://a2.zassets.com/images/z/7/5/0...p-DETAILED.jpg

I'm so sorry.

That and the fact that it had almost 60,000 posts and 3000 pages.

mollusk 06-08-11 08:47 PM

So, it is a software problem.

Siu Blue Wind 06-08-11 09:09 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Gator (Post 12760646)
Jumping in on the first page for no reason.

Oh look! Hey everyone, It's Jen! Hi Jen! *waves* :D

shovelhd 06-08-11 09:11 PM

Subscribe me.

hammy56 06-08-11 09:11 PM

there goes the neighborhood.

CbadRider 06-08-11 09:12 PM


Originally Posted by mollusk (Post 12760695)
So, it is a software problem.

Yes, the thread was getting too big to load.

caloso 06-08-11 09:19 PM

In before the, um, next discussion of footwear?

gnome 06-08-11 09:25 PM

I use a pair of Meindl Island Pro boots for hiking. I'm not the most co-ordianted and require a nice sturdy boot I can just place anywhere. I need to get some lighter boots/shoes for some of the well maintained tracks or day trips.

gnome 06-08-11 09:26 PM


Originally Posted by CbadRider (Post 12760789)
Yes, the thread was getting too big to load.

so the gerbil powering the database was getting tired.

gnome 06-08-11 09:32 PM

I think it's time I actually got some clipless road-bike shoes and pedals.
What's a good, reasonably priced pedal and shoe. I have short, wide feet; wear orthotics to correct my knee mis-tracking and roll my feet outwards and am prone to hot/numb feet.

I suck at racing anyway so I don't need to handicap myself further by using toe clips and straps. I'm using an old (NOS) pair of cyclecross shoes with slotted cleats that work for me. Or should I forgo new shoes and just actually do some training before races?

big john 06-08-11 09:42 PM

I wouldn't talk RAAM here much but it is a dude I've ridden with. Funny, he was never really fast and he used to be kind of dickish, but he has mellowed and has more of a sense of humor after doing the thing 3 times and finishing twice.
He does love an egg mcmuffin on the bike.

http://www.raceacrossamerica.org/raa..._Entry_ID=2692

roadiejorge 06-08-11 09:44 PM

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...s71/JBgraf.jpg

big john 06-08-11 09:52 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 12760875)
I think it's time I actually got some clipless road-bike shoes and pedals.
What's a good, reasonably priced pedal and shoe. I have short, wide feet; wear orthotics to correct my knee mis-tracking and roll my feet outwards and am prone to hot/numb feet.

I suck at racing anyway so I don't need to handicap myself further by using toe clips and straps. I'm using an old (NOS) pair of cyclecross shoes with slotted cleats that work for me. Or should I forgo new shoes and just actually do some training before races?

How about some SPD sandals?

agoodale 06-08-11 10:06 PM


Originally Posted by cbadrider (Post 12760789)
yes, the thread was getting too big to load.

ibttgtbtl

Hida Yanra 06-08-11 10:12 PM

I was looking at shoes myself today - but bike shoes.

Bonts/Sworks/Shimano

I have a good opportunity to do some shopping over the next while.
The insurance payout looks to be decent.

ridethecliche 06-08-11 10:28 PM

Got there too late for the open mic signout. Chilled there for a little bit. Talked to a few interesting people whose kind I don't see very often. I'll probably go back next week.

Now for bed.

gnome 06-08-11 10:40 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 12760961)
How about some SPD sandals?

not a bad idea. but I don't know if I'd like to race in them. should have mentioned it's for my "race" bike. my other bikes have either platform pedals or MTB pedals.


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