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Numb Toes/ Two-way radios(6 posts)

Numb Toes/ Two-way radiosAnT23
Oct 7, 2001 1:16 PM
My toes are falling sleep during rides, usually after the first half hour. This is independent of shoes or pedals, (I've changed both). Any advice?

On a totally different note, anyone using two way radios during rides, that would like to share opinions on different models and effectivity/price?
Thanks,
AnT23
Both issues...jtolleson
Oct 7, 2001 1:38 PM
When you made your shoe change, did you switch to a much stiffer (for example, carbon) sole? Merely switching to a different shoe with a similar sole may still mean that it is the shoes. Obviously a shoe that is too tight (especially when feet start to swell) will also cause numbness. The other common cause of sleepy feet is riding with the seat a tad high and toeing down into the pedal stroke. This forces toes into the front of the shoe and stresses the forefoot. Check your saddle height and pedaling techique. During that check you may also want to take the opportunity to be sure your cleats are not too far forward but are solidly under the ball of the foot.

Two way radios, in my experience, basically stink for biking unless you spend a fortune. Most only have a range of two miles, and that's without obstacles. It is easy on group rides to spread out a lot farther than that. We rely on cell phones, which still have weaknesses but seem superior. I have relegated the two-way radios to use on the hiking trail or ski slope.
Both issues...bear
Oct 7, 2001 5:30 PM
I solve most my sleeping toes by loosing up on the shoes straps... I had them way too tight,,dont forget that when you ride after 1/2 hour your feet actually swell so take it easy when you strap on and the other thing is good quality ($10) biking sucks, the really make a different, I was using when ever( shorties) and now I am sold on Biking sucks.I use the PEARL IZUMI, but I guess any good quality onces will do.
Biking Sucks????????? nmLen J
Oct 8, 2001 9:14 AM
don't "clench" your toes or they will go numb ... nmmaximum15
Oct 8, 2001 8:52 AM
Wiggle your toesMe Dot Org
Oct 8, 2001 9:30 AM
It helps to keep them loose, like shaking your hands if they start to go numb. Don't strap your toes too tight...