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Everyone seems to be doing this - 1st outing report.(2 posts)

Everyone seems to be doing this - 1st outing report.taar44
Jul 9, 2002 6:44 PM
Rode the new bike today (Ironhorse Victory - Sorry "dale" fans. Couldn't see myself paying $500 extra for a bike equipped with "lesser" components just because it has "Cannondale" stamped on it). First time ever in clipless pedals (X2) and cycling shoes (Adidas Frosco). Rode for 30 miles at an average of 16.2mph. My left foot cramped up so i had to stop after 15 miles and stretch out before turning back and heading back to the starting point. I am not sure but i think it was a combination of (a) my seat being too low and (b) the possibility of using "new" leg muscle groups that my body was not used too. The shoes are slightly bigger than my foot but from what i have read, you want to leave some room for your toe to expand. Am i correct fellows? It took me about 10 minutes to get used to the "wild" float of the X2 pedals. Forgot i had them on and almost hit the pavement twice when i hit the stop lights! As for the shoes, they are very light and the sole feels really stiff. For $90, i aint complaining! As for the bike, it met all my expectations. It was very smooth (even for the brief 20 secs when i "hammered" it up to 25mph).
re: Everyone seems to be doing this - 1st outing report.DINOSAUR
Jul 9, 2002 9:16 PM
Congrats on the new bike. Yes, you want your shoes to run a little large as your feet will swell when you ride. If you start having trouble with your feet consider an over the counter orthotic, such as Superfeet or Petersons's Power Bed. Wearing quality socks makes a difference also, especially when the temperature gets hot..