Wear and tear

Nice new shoes turn into best shoes, turn into old shoes, turn into really should replace shoes, turn into should have been binned long ago shoes.




These New Balance Minimus are brilliant, and still have life left I’m them, but are beginning to show signs of wear.

I need some new race SPD shoes. My trusty Mavics have been relegated to commuting duties, and are not holding up very well in retirement. The Lake shoes I got to replace them have never felt completely comfortable. Heavy, stiff in the wrong places, not very stiff in the right places, and I’m tired of the Boa lace system seizing up. And the tread is falling off.

At least my body feels like it is holding up reasonably well at the moment.

Shopping list

New bibshorts
Mud CX tyres
New road rear tyre after slashing a nearly new Ultremo :-/

And that’s ignoring the fact that:
a) The brakes on the singlespeed have been on their last legs for a year
b) I’m not even close to sourcing/being able to afford a (MTB) race bike for next year
c) Tax, MOT and service are due on the car in the next month
d) I’d like to get my friends and family Christmas presents, ideally
e) And keep a roof over my head

Might be time to look at what I can ebay, and take it from there.