Sunday, March 29, 2015

White Sidi straps

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Sidi replacement straps for the ones I broke cost more than I wanted to pay. I found a supplier who had white ones (instead of the standard black) on sale for much less than half price. Plus, maybe they look interesting. So that's what I have now

Monday, March 09, 2015

I'm too powerful for my shoes

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I blew out my Sidi on Sunday's ride. Yep, that's the kind of power I create.

The good part is that Sidi offers replacement parts, so I went to the almost-local shop and picked up a new strap. Unfortunately when I got home I realized I had broken the other part of the strap, and not the replacement I'd gone out to buy. Oh well. It will all work out eventually. I ended up ordering a snappy white set online and on sale.

I also bought replacement outer heel pieces for Tricia's Sidi shoes. Pro tip: Don't let them wear too far or the screws will become so ground down they are almost impossible to take out. Pro top 2: Tri-flow at least loosens them enough that you may only wreck three screw drivers getting them out.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Diablo summit 2015 at last

Tricia and I normally ride up Diablo on New Years or at least soon after. This year we just didn't get it done. Between fog and cold, and then my getting sick it just didn't happen. Until today.

It was a glorious day, and despite the fact I can tell I haven't spent and time climbing this year and was very very slow, it was still fun.
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Tricia, on the other hand, looked her usual wonderful self as she skipped and scampered up the mountain.

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Here's hoping this bike riding for fun trend continues.