Setting up the old shoes

As the emotional roller coaster ride continues with my foot injury, I found an upswing.  I  love to ride my mountain bike and pretty much didn’t for all of 2016. Then, was even more disappointed when I discovered that my custom inserts didn’t fit into my mountain bike shoes.  Of course I can’t just use any old shoes because my shoes actually attach to the pedals for better pedaling efficiency with what’s called an SPD mechanism.  So, I ended up listing my almost new, used 4 times mountain bike shoes on eBay.  Maybe someone wants them.

The upswing?  The new shoes replaced an older pair that was still in good condition but were just too big.  At least I thought.  I kept them just in case and I’m glad I did.  Turns out, they are exactly the same size as my correctly fitted and insert compatible new shoes, and the insert fits perfectly!  This means I don’t have to find $100 for new shoes prior to getting to ride again!

So, cleats installed! Let’s ride!

Back in the day…

So here’s another one of those “back in the day” ones. Not sure exactly when this was, but it would have been back in the 80’s. This was probably my first (of now many) opportunities to be on TV as a result of my rescue activities. This was a Channel 9 piece on pool safety. Mom was the interviewee and all of us kids got to be in the pool. As the oldest, and (at that time) the only lifeguard out of the kids, I got to rescue my brother and start rescue breathing. Of course I was so nervous, I completely forgot to CHECK for breathing and started right into rescue breathing. Damn camera. I still get reminded of it occasionally… Enjoy!