Lake MXZ302 Winter Boots
OK. I admit it. I’ve had shoe lust for a long time now. It started last year when I kept riding through colder and colder temperatures. I was wearing my SIDIs with a lightweight bootie AND a heavier Pearl Izumi Amfib bootie. And still getting cool feet! I tried fitting wool socks in the mix, but my shoes don’t have room for the additional bulk. Then, I read a post by MUPEDALPUSHER, who had gotten a pair of Lake Winter Boots. I decided right then and there that I needed some of those. Until I saw the price! Good grief! The stupid things are nearly worth their weight in gold! I watched the internet for them throughout the summer, hoping I would find a sale but never did.
By fall, I had made my mind up that I would just go ahead and buy a pair if Pam didn’t object, but that idea took a back seat when I decided to get a new bike instead! I was resigned to using my two pairs of booties for the remainder of the year.
Then, the Sunday School class I teach blessed me with a very generous gift certificate to Sunshine Bike for Christmas, and Dad gave me a little cash for my birthday. I asked Pam how she would feel about us picking up the remainder of the tab as my birthday gift from her, and the rest is history. They came in early this week and I got to wear them today for the first time. The temperature was floating around 25 degrees, and I was very comfortable in them with just a plain pair of cotton gym socks. When it’s colder, I may want to start wearing my wool socks for some added warmth.
The roads were still a little dicey this morning on my slick tires. I had to walk out of my neighborhood, and a couple of other places. In addition, I encountered several spots where there was just a little glaze of black ice which was really hard to distinguish from the areas that were just wet. There were several other intersections that were mostly iced over, so I had to take it pretty slow and cautiously.
I made it, although it was a slow enough trip that I wished I had left a little earlier!
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