June 19, 2010

Gotta Be the Shoes

What a great morning for a mountain bike ride up in Ringwood, New Jersey. 60 degrees to start and sunny. I added some new parts to the bike including a Cannondale Lefty fork on the front so I was looking forward to it. But check out those shoes! Is it time to break down and get a new pair? I would say so since mid-way through the ride, the cleat on my left shoe ripped right out of the plastic sole on the bottom of the shoe. I was ready to head back via a fire road while my friends pushed on over some of the sweetest, technical single track Ringwood has to offer. But they wouldn't let me. And that's what friends are for, right?!

Well, we fixed the shoe as best we could. I was able to ride the rest of the trails out although the left foot kept slipping out of the pedal. Not so much fun when you are riding over some rough rocks and roots but it worked. Now it's time to break down and get a new pair. I can't tell you how long I've had these. I mean, it's crazy how long I've had them. That's a testament to the find product that Diadora makes. I wouldn't hesitate to but the same model. But I think they are out of print so to say.

Anyway, I owe it to my friend's to buy a new pair.

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