I have been able to squeeze in a decent amount of riding lately thanks to copious amounts of suitable riding weather. The weather in Arkansas can be rather fickle, so it pays to have options when it comes to riding gear, especially shoes. My feet usually do not survive long in the cold and they, along with my hands, tend to be the limiting factor in how long I can stand being in the great outdoors during the winter. My feet do not die; they just get cold and I cannot stand the discomfort. Over the past few years, I have acquired a few pairs of shoes and I usually keep one of the pairs in my truck as a backup (in case I actually forget to bring my shoes) to the footwear I have chosen for the day.
|Strong Chance of Ride |
and Good Reason to Try
We rode 5Mile, which is quickly becoming my new-old favorite trail, before it was time for her to call it quits and head back to the office. I decided to stay in TA02 and do a little trail maintenance. I found her shoes to be warm and comfy with plenty of room for my feet to roam. I was admiring the quality of the experience despite the fact that they were a size too big when a friend rode up. It was time to ride again even though I will never be able to fill her shoes.