Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tweaks...


new flat pedals

self explanatory

I am making a few changes to my riding setup. A friend loaned me Grant Petersen's new book recently and I found Grant's book to be full of food for thought, quite practical and an easy read. It reminded me of something a friend of mine once said. "Wow, that dude had something to say and he just said it!"

I have been inspired by the book and my own past forgetfulness to ride the Lake Champlain brevet with flat pedals. Last year I rode the Lake 300k without being clipped in on accident as I forgot my SPD shoes and it was one of the most comfortable rides ever for me. So this will be another test to see how it feels. Also I am going to try cutting out the sugar treats unless I get an undeniable urge for them.

This year I had planned on riding the Lake 300k but need to stick with the Lake 200k due to family activities and scheduling. 


2 comments:

Dave said...

Hey Greg,
Its funny you should mention being clipped in or not. Up until now I've ridden in Converse sneakers exclusively and only recently have started thinking about a clipless set up. I decided that rather then make an abrupt change to my set-up I'd stick with what I know for the 300k this weekend.
I also bought Just Ride and enjoyed it.
Cheers,
Dave

greg said...

Hi Dave. Thanks for stopping by.

It's probably smart to stick with what you have been doing for a long ride. If I hadn't accidentally ridden it last year with flat pedals I'd probably stick with being clipped in.

I'll see you this Saturday, with my feet free :)