Saturday, 14 February 2015

Equipment update. (Shoes)

I had been chewing over where to go with shoes. The TCR 2015, includes 40 miles of gravel/off road as it follows the Strada Dell'Assietta.

Some good footage of this can be found on Youtube at

On the recommendation of a friend who took part in the race last year and is also a cycle technician in Switzerland, I have plumbed for these: A pair of Specialized RIME MTB shoes. Principally because of the Vibram sole that provides for good traction should I find myself walking in the hills instead of cycling!!

Having looked at my old MTB shoes, I realise that I had chosen a pair a size larger than my normal shoes and this is well worth considering as specialised shoes come in a little small, especially if you're planning on wearing these shoes for 18-20 hours a day for two weeks.

After my 100 miles today, I am very pleased with them.

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