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11 Cyclists Share Their Favorite Bicycle Shoe and Pedal Combination

Bike Gear: Favorite Bicycle Shoe and Pedal Combination

What bicycle shoe and pedal combination are you riding on today?

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RdeOnPedal shoeEvery cyclist loves to talk about their favorite ride. What was the last ride you went on? Oh, I don’t get out to ride as much as I would like. Then brag about the 10,000 feet they climbed last Tuesday or they only got in 400 miles last week. We love to talk about our rides.

Finding Time to Ride

When the Weather Takes a Turn for the Worse

Nothing chills you to the bone more than 40 degree rain. Days like these are the ones that challenge your commitment to the lifestyle. Early mornings are difficult. Flat tire? How am I ever going to get out the door? But rain, almost by definition, requires you to pull up the covers and distract yourself with anything else, indoors.

The biggest obstacle to four season riding is the proper gear. If you get cold out on the ride, it makes for a miserable hour or three, or a very short loop.

I’m going to focus on probably the most overlooked and important pieces of gear, booties. It can be overwhelmingly painful to turn over each pedal stroke when your feet are cold.You literally count each stroke until you are back home. And then there is the pain of the thaw.