Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Hmmmmm

Had a big decision today. Ride to work in the rain, wear my crummy at work clothes for a meeting with a client who is building an 8 figure home I designed and risk having to run back home in a borrowed car to meet with the code enforcement officer at our house at some point today (so we can get a $6500 tax rebate when we get our certificate of occupancy)? Or, drive to work in my pimpy "meeting clothes" and have a nice, dry mode of transport back and forth to the house if necessary. Some times you need to come up with total bullshit rationalizations to not ride in the rain. Today? I had a rock solid excuse. Thank you very much.

Last week's post on shoenanigans (get it?!?!) I mentioned being in the market for a new pair of mtb shoes. My lakes are totally shot. Pretty much unusable now. I was hemming and hawing between Shimano's M230 and Pearl Izumi's Elite MTBII. KillBill told me that that PI sucks it. Sucks it big time. So I've pulled the trigger on the M230's. Hopefully, with their heat moldable soles I'll finally have a shoe that I love and can live with.

If not? Meh, mtb shoes only last a year or two tops (in good condition at least) anyway so I'll be back in the market next year.

5 comments:

Hill Junkie said...

I've been in the 230's for over a year now. They are wicked heavy, but you get something for that weight. The big rubber sole lugs actually provide some modicum of traction on granite, unlike the hard plastic material of Sidi Dom's. You also get a very solid toe box, so no more rocks fipping up, jamming your big toe and bringing tears to your eyes. I don't think the top-side stitching is as durable as Sidi though. They do fit "broken in" right out of the molding process.

rick is! said...

I had noticed that they were heavy but they can't be any heavier than the lakes. those are boat anchors.

rustymtb said...

Good to know that my opinion amounts to dogshit for you.

rick is! said...

it's not that it amounts to dog shit per se, more that KillBill is faster than you (and me) so he obviously has a better opinion. sorry. :)

the original big ring said...

i've on my second pair of shimanos and love 'em