Recently, I related my little shopping trip to REI, where I fell in love with some Italian shoes. What I didn't clearly say was that the REI selection and variety of bike stuff dwarfs that of my LBS, which takes it's inspiration from whatever Trek happens to think they should carry.
Anyway, after my first toe cover experience, I decided to return them to REI, before the toe covers shredded, and get something tougher. NOTE - repeat visit - a sign of addiction.
Under 40F, do Fingers Freeze?
Anyway, I took back the Pearl Izumi Caliente toe covers and decided the PI Cyclones might work better. Cleverly, REI only had them in small so they're on order. Since I was there, I looked around and noticed a whole Universe of pseudo-helpful labels. So, what do three flames or 40F actually mean?
Do Three Flames Mean These Gloves
Are Warm or Are They For
Really HOT Days? And How do They Compare
to the Giros?
To make matters worse, despite Chandra's warning, I looked at bikes and panniers. Thank goodness - I got out after only spending $50. I'm safe until I have to go back and pick up those Cyclone toe covers...
Subject Matter Mostly it's about local transportation cycling, as it exists in the here and now. It's got a smattering of other gratuitous toy recreation thrown in to keep y'all a little off balance. For those that don't know me, toy recreation means English & Italian cars, aircraft - and downhill skiing.