Re: Winter Riding



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Tom Sherman

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> "Harry (Lincoln, Nebraska)" <[email protected]>
> wrote:
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>> Although I am still
>> trying to figure out a good way to keep the toes warm.

>
> A fairing?
>
> Individual foot-fairings hand-crafted out of a milk container?
>
> And lined with silvered foil?
>

Insulated foot fairings would be an option on a trike, since there is no
real need for rapidly removing ones feet from the pedals.

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Duncan Smith

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>
> >> Although I am still
> >> trying to figure out a good way to keep the toes warm.

>
> > A fairing?

>
> > Individual foot-fairings hand-crafted out of a milk container?

>
> > And lined with silvered foil?

>
> Insulated foot fairings would be an option on a trike, since there is no
> real need for rapidly removing ones feet from the pedals.
>


Walking boots, woolly socks and gaiters.

Duncan
 
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Tom Sherman

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Duncan Smith wrote:
>>>> Although I am still
>>>> trying to figure out a good way to keep the toes warm.
>>> A fairing?
>>> Individual foot-fairings hand-crafted out of a milk container?
>>> And lined with silvered foil?

>> Insulated foot fairings would be an option on a trike, since there is no
>> real need for rapidly removing ones feet from the pedals.
>>

>
> Walking boots, woolly socks and gaiters.


The problem is combining such footwear with a foot retention system.
Extra long Power Grips or heel slings are possibilities.

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Garry from Cork

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For the last 10 years when it gets cold in the winter here, as it is
starting to now, I wear heavy socks and waterproff walking boots with
BMX pedals in the winter. I find the lack of an attachment system (I
use SPDs otherwise) little or no handicap. Feet stay warm and seldom
get wet. I use mudguards of course
 
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Tom Sherman

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Edward Dolan wrote:
> "Tom Sherman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> Duncan Smith wrote:
>>>>>> Although I am still
>>>>>> trying to figure out a good way to keep the toes warm.
>>>>> A fairing?
>>>>> Individual foot-fairings hand-crafted out of a milk container?
>>>>> And lined with silvered foil?
>>>> Insulated foot fairings would be an option on a trike, since there is no
>>>> real need for rapidly removing ones feet from the pedals.
>>>>
>>> Walking boots, woolly socks and gaiters.

>> The problem is combining such footwear with a foot retention system. Extra
>> long Power Grips or heel slings are possibilities.

>
> Mr. Sherman should get acquainted with Minnesota. None of that sissy stuff
> works here. You have to wear the 100 degrees below zero clodhopper boots
> (overshoes) and "keep on trucking." Jeez, try to get real why don't you!


The average temperatures in "The Turkey Capital of the World" [1] are
not that severe:
<http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/56119?locid=56119>.

[1] Worthington redirects to Brewster, which is just a few miles to the
northeast.

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Duncan Smith

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On Dec 23, 4:58 pm, Tom Sherman <[email protected]>
wrote:
> Duncan Smith wrote:
> >>>> Although I am still
> >>>> trying to figure out a good way to keep the toes warm.
> >>> A fairing?
> >>> Individual foot-fairings hand-crafted out of a milk container?
> >>> And lined with silvered foil?
> >> Insulated foot fairings would be an option on a trike, since there is no
> >> real need for rapidly removing ones feet from the pedals.

>
> > Walking boots, woolly socks and gaiters.

>
> The problem is combining such footwear with a foot retention system.
> Extra long Power Grips or heel slings are possibilities.
>
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> Tom Sherman - Holstein-Friesland Bovinia
> POST FREE OR DIE!


Indeed, XL Powergrips are what I have fitted, although after super-
glueing the gaiters to the boots, I have to have the grips so loose to
get the boot in, that they're effectively not really providing much
'pull-up'. I suspect I wouldn't notice too much if I took Gary's
approach and went without. Although I suspose they still stop your
feet from slipping out which isn't such a bad thing for a fixie...

The dual-pupose cage/cleat pedals that Shimano do are pretty good, as
on a reasonably dry and warmer day, you can still stick your SPD boots
on.