Pulling out the big dogs!

For the first time this fall, it just felt to me like it was cold riding to work this morning.  The thermometer showed 45 degrees when we went out to run, but I think it dropped a couple by the time I left for work.  In addition, there was a pretty stiff wind from the northwest in my face the entire trip to the office.  I think it was the wind on my face that made it seem as cold as it did because I was dressed appropriately.

I wore my Lake winter boots for the first time this year.   I’ve been toying with the idea a few times already, but today was the first day I figured I would be wearing my tights on the way home from work.  For some reason, I’m a little self-conscious about wearing these things with just cycling shorts!  Am I the only person in the world with that hangup?  When you think about it, I’m not self conscious about going anywhere in my spandex, but spandex with boots?  Nah..that’s just too much.

It sure was nice to not have to deal with booties over shoes today…..

Oh…and get this.  At lunch, I took Dad’s basketball tickets over to him.  I had no more than stepped into their kitchen when Bonnie offered me a piece of pumpkin pie!  And, I turned it down!   I love that stuff, but I was afraid if I sat down to eat a piece, she would keep trotting other stuff out and I would end up stuffed!  I guess there could be worse things in life.

God bless…

TW

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6 Comments on “Pulling out the big dogs!”

  1. Bill Lambert Says:

    Fashion is overrated. Go for what works!

    Congratulations on passing up the pumpkin pie! You have amazing will power. I would have eaten two pieces.

  2. Steve A Says:

    Do those Lakes have SPD cleat holes?

  3. tammy Says:

    Where’d you find those boots? I wear keen sandals and in the winter, they are a bit chilly, even with wool socks and covers….those look perfect for my daily commute and permanents.

  4. tracywilkins Says:

    I had the Lakes special ordered from Sunshine Bike here in town. They’re available over the net, but with the bike club discount, they were the same price when all was said and done.

    They are SPD compatible. The one minor issue I have with them is that the cleat holes are set back a little further than I prefer. I’ve read stuff that indicates a cleat set further back gives you a little more power for climbs (mtn bike style) whereas a forward cleat position promotes speed a little better and that’s exactly what these feel like to me.

  5. RANTWICK Says:

    You’re not alone. When I wear my winter cycling boots with shorts I fold the neoprene around the ankle down so they look more like shoes…

  6. Ron Says:

    Tracy, in your honor I ate two pieces of pumpkin pie last night………… What an honor!!


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