Archive for September 15th, 2006
Note: This part 5 of a series of posts. The previous post was “Giving up on Shimano MT-20D Shoes“.
Today while travelling I stopped at Gus’ International Bike Shop in North Hampton, NH on Route 1. They were very nice and helpful. I told them about my previous experience with Shimano shoes and they suggested I try Nike Kato III Strap shoes. I tried them on and the 47 felt great in the shop. The best price I saw online was at Penn Cycle & Fitness $84.99 just a few dollars less than the local bike shop.
Longfellow suggested the Sidi Bullet 2 shoe so I tried that on also. The 47 was too short as they suggested at the shop. The 48 was long enough but pinched my toes. So I tried on the Sidi Bullet 2 Mega 48 and that felt great. They 48 Mega is a little wide but had great toe box room and the straps cinched it up just fine. You can save a few dollars online if you want these shoes in blue otherwise the price is essentially the same as your local bike shop, $149.99.
I was so pleased to find comfortable shoes for my week in the White Mountains that I bought both pairs. The Nike Kato III I plan to use for Winter riding and Sidi the rest of the time.
This picture is so great I just had to post it. Some of the island roads in Croatia were like this but had a small paved piece where cables ran under the road. I can feel my hands getting unsteady when I look at this picture.
I stole this picture from a posting on Velomobil.nm.ru. It is orginally from Peter’s site
just click on the logo to go to the site. He has a lot of great pictures there that would make excellent wallpaper or screensavers. Peter has a great eye and beautiful composition. I am very impressed with his work. Go visit his site it is just stunning.
I have been surprised by the number of International visitors to eBent. Looking at their sites provides a window into International Cycling. It is often surprising to see how much we have in common.
Here are two that provide a lot of visitors:
Just click on the Logos to visit the sites
The Russian site has an English Mode.
I find the Russian Site particularly interesting. I traveled the summer of 1990 in Russia with my son’s basketball team. It was a trip I will never forget. The people were bright, warm and very giving despite what they were going through.
These sites provide a window into bicycling around the world, enjoy.