Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cryin' oh the dreadful wind and rain...

That was my thought this morning when the alarm went off. No riding for me.

Keeping with the Grateful Dead theme this lyric would have worked as well

Lazy lightning
That sleepy fire in your eyes
Is that desire in disguise
I keep on trying but I
I can't get through

No desire to ride in a thunderstorm. But by the time I was ready to go to work the skies were blue. Still, I was a good worker bee and went in rather than ride.

But the bike, helmet, gloves, and camelbak are in the car. Riding shorts and a t-shirt are in my gym bag here in the office. I'm wearing my riding shoes (going casual today).

No, my riding shoes aren't clipless yet. I'm still on platform pedals w/o toe straps at the moment. Never rode clipless - thus the dinosaur half of "clydeosaur". Back when I was actively riding the first time they were still fairly new for mt. biking (at least in our riding group) and there wasn't any feedback on how they worked for those of us with larger physiques.

So I'm wearing my trusty Merrell hiking shoes. I used to ride in them "back in the day" when there was pretty much one choice in Merrell hiking shoes. My wife lovingly referred to them as my "ugly" shoes. Eventually she owned some Merrells as well. But they were still the "ugly" shoes. I don't care, I love them. They've consistently been some of the most comfortable shoes I've owned. They do alright for biking. Probably could have a stiffer sole but I'll worry about that as my fitness level increases.

Well, if I want to hit the trails before they close that means I need to leave work on time. And that means I should probably stop screwing around on teh interwebz.

Happy trails!

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