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Gear Talk / Re: Single pair of shoes, or bike AND walking shoes?
« Last post by tbessie on May 21, 2015, 01:21:33 am »
What shoes, make & model please, did you buy that allow you to walk and clip your cleats to your pedals?  How far can you walk in these shoes? Yards? Miles?
I am also shopping for the perfect dual purpose cycle touring shoe. I am leaning toward hiking/trail running shoes. If there is a cycling shoe that works I would like to know what to look for.
I will also carry Keen sandals. Wool socks will turn sandals into all weather footwear.
Bottom line: I need a bike/hike shoe for the GDMBR.
Thanks.

Wayne

I bought two pairs, actually - one pair are Specialized Cadets - http://www.specialized.com/us/en/ftr/shoes/recreational-fitness-shoes/cadet (I wanted Specialized Tahoe Sport, but they've been discontinued), and the others are Pearl Izumi X-Alp Seek VI - http://shop.pearlizumi.com/product.php?mode=view&pc_id=43&product_id=2328453&outlet=&color_code=021

Not sure how far I can walk in them - I'm assuming regular around-town usage as well as cycling usage.  Probably not the best for running/hiking though (despite the fact they're advertised as able to do that).

- Tim
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Bicycle Route 66 / Re: Alternatives of I-15 going through Cajon Pass
« Last post by Shinsuke on May 20, 2015, 11:13:09 pm »
Thank you.

I will go northbound, so I had better not use I-15 shoulder and consider the alternative (using a bus service or passing Santa Fe Road to SR 138, etc).

I really appreciate all your help for my question. I will let you know which road I use after passing Cajon Pass!

Thanks,
Shin
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Gear Talk / Re: Single pair of shoes, or bike AND walking shoes?
« Last post by RonK on May 20, 2015, 11:12:31 pm »
Northwave make a range of shoes with Vibram soles. Vibram is of course made for walking.
I'm currently touring in Northwave Mission. I carry a pair of ultralight and packable Z-Trek sandals to wear when crossing fords and in campground showers.
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Bicycle Route 66 / Re: Alternatives of I-15 going through Cajon Pass
« Last post by aggie on May 20, 2015, 10:53:14 pm »
I've been unable to contact by phone.  However I did get an email response.  This is the response I got  "Greetings, Our current SB 15 cyclist route is 138 to Cleghorn / Cajon Blvd. / Kenwood.
North Bound yes, the bridges are tight, and currently Cleghorn and the Truck scales are closed until June 12th."

Hope this helps.
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Gear Talk / Re: Touring without fenders - big mistake?
« Last post by SlowAndSlower on May 20, 2015, 09:47:22 pm »
I don't like fenders just because of the "fiddle factor" and the two more things to go wrong.

That being said I now have Planet Bike Cascadia fenders on the touring bike because I ruined my cycling jersey form gunky road crap in Kentucky.
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Gear Talk / Re: Single pair of shoes, or bike AND walking shoes?
« Last post by SlowAndSlower on May 20, 2015, 09:37:31 pm »
Sandals do offer a wide choose of warmth from bare feet to SealSkinz's and can "open up" to adjust to thickness.
I like the Shimano two strap version and they are comfortable for me to walk in. Especially up hills pushing the bike:)
 
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Gear Talk / Re: Single pair of shoes, or bike AND walking shoes?
« Last post by Venchka on May 20, 2015, 09:33:56 pm »
What shoes, make & model please, did you buy that allow you to walk and clip your cleats to your pedals?  How far can you walk in these shoes? Yards? Miles?
I am also shopping for the perfect dual purpose cycle touring shoe. I am leaning toward hiking/trail running shoes. If there is a cycling shoe that works I would like to know what to look for.
I will also carry Keen sandals. Wool socks will turn sandals into all weather footwear.
Bottom line: I need a bike/hike shoe for the GDMBR.
Thanks.

Wayne


Sent from somewhere around here.
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Gear Talk / Re: Single pair of shoes, or bike AND walking shoes?
« Last post by mbattisti on May 20, 2015, 08:49:12 pm »
works for me, and then I bring a lightweight pair of flip flops or crocks for showering/lounging around the camp.  Gives your feet a chance to breathe.
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Gear Talk / Single pair of shoes, or bike AND walking shoes?
« Last post by tbessie on May 20, 2015, 05:49:31 pm »
Hi again...

So I was hoping to be able to eliminate my walking shoes on my tour, since they take up quite a bit of room; I don't want to get Keen sandals as so many do, as I'm doing the Pacific Coast route and it might not be warm enough for sandals all the time.  So I bought a pair of dual-duty mountain-biking shoes (I'll be putting SPD cleats on them) - recessed area for the cleat and grippy sole, the cleat doesn't touch the ground when walking.

Anyone do that? Any negatives to that that you've found?

- Tim
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Gear Talk / Re: Touring without fenders - big mistake?
« Last post by tbessie on May 20, 2015, 05:33:12 pm »
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During actual rain, fenders do very little as you are getting wet from above, not below

Water from the sky is clean. Water that splashes up from the road, not so much. I was on a group ride on a rainy, muddy road. I was the only one with fenders. We all got wet, but I was the only one that didn't have a muddy streak down the center of the back of my jersey.

I'm loving my SKS.

Which model do you have?  I'm using 32mm tires and most of theirs targeted to touring seem to start at 35mm

- Tim
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