Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Out with the old and in with the new

I ordered some new SIDI D 5's the other day to replace my soon to be sole-less D 4's. In the meantime I had to figure out how to keep the sole on long enough to get the new kicks since size 46 narrows aren't a stock item for Mr. Bikeman. I came up with what I believe to be a pretty creative solution. I know from experience that simply wrapping the toe with duct tape doesn't work well because as soon as you hike-a-bike a bit, it gets chewed up and falls of and with the amount of much around these days, mucky hike-a-bikes happen a lot. I also knew that glue wouldn't work since the area between the sole and shoe is completely crammed full of trail debris so getting it clean enough for glue to hold would be one hell of an ordeal. Finally, I decided to pop rivet it together. You heard me right. To do it, I pulled the insole out, drilled a hole through the sole and shoe bottom and fastened it all together with a rivet. The end of the sole is still exposed and flapping a bit but at least this method keeps the rest of the sole from pulling off. Pretty dang smart aint I? Posted by Picasa
D'lish

I also pickep up a pair of flip-flops. Big f'in deal you say? Well, at the ripe old age of 31, this is exactly the first pair of flip-flops I've ever had and let me tell you, I've been waiting for these my whole life. They're like wearing a pair of nice, warm, cushy croissants. Lovin em.
Sorry about the pic of my feet.

6 comments:

Jason said...

I've always wanted to wear croissants on my feet.

for you: http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/

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rick said...

ug, that made me want to vomit!

Marcy said...

Hmmm. Brynna is turning one in a few months! http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/pl/page.party_planner/dn/default.cfm

rick said...

I hate both of you! Maybe I'll get lucky and she'll like Zena or at least Buffy so I have some eye candy for myself.

Jason said...

You gotta watch with Zena. Heard she's big with the Alternative Lifestyle crowd (not that there's anything wrong with that, etc., etc.,) Whata-'bout Bratz, with their big heads and bug eyes? They're into makeup, clothes and shoes (or sandals) like you Rick.

rick said...

you forgot hair, I'm also into hair. I'm a high maintenance beyatch.