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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 12-29-20, 04:26 PM
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Tried on the specialized torch 1.0, low end shimano and some north west something.

Specialized looked and fit the best, the shimano felt tight and had a rachet system I wasnít a fan of.

The NWS were okay but color was ugly. Iím not super vain but my current shoes are ugly and if I am getting new ones if they donít match the bike I atleast donít want them to be ugly.

Gunna try on some bontrager tomorrow, nobody carries the Fizik in my area but the price was pretty good on amazon so I havnt ruled those out yet.
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below 30 I can only last about an hour.
Same. Pre-covid, I would plan my rides for either a coffee stop or a lunch break around 12-15 miles or so to warm my tootsies up. Now, I have one coffee place that will let me hang out until another customer comes in but that's about it.
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My Northwave boots are old, at least 20 years old so I've been looking for new boots. I ordered some Bontrager from my LBS but I couldn't begin to get them on, mainly because I have a high arch/instep. I did buy some Garneau boots from a guy that I know on another board but they're out on a USPS tour of the country at the moment.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Iíve never had a shoe with a boa. Current shoes are 7 years old with buckles.
I have all the closures; laces, velcro, ratchet, boa.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I have all the closures; laces, velcro, ratchet, boa.

Sounds like you got a collection, or are you a shoe hoarder?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Iím probably due for some, but Iím really cheap about certain things.
Eye exam and new specs time. The total bill will be more than an expensive pair of shoes.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
You sure that's not ash?
Probably ash.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Sounds like you got a collection, or are you a shoe hoarder?
I didn't think so, until now.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I didn't think so, until now.
Each pair has a different purpose:

Boa = winter boots
Ratchet = MTB/CX
Velcro = road
Lace = casual road/cruiser
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Originally Posted by BillyD
You guys have been hanging out with the mtb guys too much.
I havenít messed with that stuff since whatever the look-back was for my first security clearance investigation.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I didn't think so, until now.
The Imelda of the 41, you are.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Each pair has a different purpose:

Boa = winter boots
Ratchet = MTB/CX
Velcro = road
Lace = casual road/cruiser
Im just giving you a hard time because I can.
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Old 12-29-20, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
The Imelda of the 41, you are.
I have fewer pairs of shoes than I have bikes, so I've got that going for me.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Im just giving you a hard time because I can.
Now I'm afraid to count up my non-cycling shoes.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Now I'm afraid to count up my non-cycling shoes.

I was never a shoe guy. I always wanted hats. Until I met my wife I wore sandles all the time. Even went to the ski resort in sandles.

She put a stop to my childish ways.......
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I was never a shoe guy. I always wanted hats. Until I met my wife I wore sandles all the time. Even went to the ski resort in sandles.

She put a stop to my childish ways.......
I'm not really a shoe guy. But, now that I think about it, I do have what could be called a "shoe strategy".
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I am not a shoe guy either. Black sneakers for work, running shoes for home, road shoes for the road bike, MTB shoes for the CX bike, and an old pair of road shoes for the trainer.
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Eye exam and new specs time. The total bill will be more than an expensive pair of shoes.
For shor.

The first I went for an exam about 15 years ago I knew I would need glasses. Asked my wife is she wanted to go and help me pick frames. She said no so I went alone.

Came home with a new scrip for progressive tri-vocals, and picked a pair of Lindberg frames. Wife saw the bill, and got a bit miffed. I just told her, ďThe girl was so cute and told me how good I looked in them.Ē

Iím no longer allowed to go by myself.
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I’m a shoe guy out of necessity -

Dress shoes for suit days
Slightly less dressy shoes for business casual days
Casual shoes for jeans and khakis
Casual shoes and sandals for summer
Athletic shoes
Boat shoes
Bike shoes
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
For shor.

The first I went for an exam about 15 years ago I knew I would need glasses. Asked my wife is she wanted to go and help me pick frames. She said no so I went alone.

Came home with a new scrip for progressive tri-vocals, and picked a pair of Lindberg frames. Wife saw the bill, and got a bit miffed. I just told her, ďThe girl was so cute and told me how good I looked in them.Ē

Iím no longer allowed to go by myself.
I have minimalist Lindberg frames. The initial cost with progressives was over 1000, but they are so fantastically comfortable, high quality, and cool looking, Iíve had them refilled three times over nearly 10 years and still love them.
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Oooh, winter wonderland in southern California!

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You sure that's not ash?
It's snow. We rode around the base of the front of the San Gabriels and there was noticeably less snow after a few hours. Back in the mountains I'm sure it was cold enough for it to stay.
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I have minimalist Lindberg frames. The initial cost with progressives was over 1000, but they are so fantastically comfortable, high quality, and cool looking, Iíve had them refilled three times over nearly 10 years and still love them.
Mine are titanium half frames. Still wear mine as well. Last got a pair with Rodenstock frames, and a pair of titanium Modo frames. I keep a pair in the office, and a couple at home. Switch them out from time to time. Fortunately, my scrip doesnít change much so Iím not buying all new lenses at one time.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
For shor.

The first I went for an exam about 15 years ago I knew I would need glasses. Asked my wife is she wanted to go and help me pick frames. She said no so I went alone.

Came home with a new scrip for progressive tri-vocals, and picked a pair of Lindberg frames. Wife saw the bill, and got a bit miffed. I just told her, ďThe girl was so cute and told me how good I looked in them.Ē

Iím no longer allowed to go by myself.
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