There’s a lot I didn’t really think through when I decided to start racing this year. That is, everything.
When one comes up with brilliant ideas like this, sometimes one doesn’t do any research beforehand. Well, that’s the case with this ‘one’ anyway. So apart from the facts I’ve mentioned many times before (old, fat, etc.), there’s the simple fact that technology is important for your success.
Therefore, in my ongoing search for ways to make me faster, I bought new pedals (Look Keo Classics).
And new shoes to fit into them (Mavic Pro Road).
Why? Because I found out I had mountain bike pedals on my new bike (taken from my old touring bike) and that just won’t do. In France, it’s OK to lose, but you have to look good doing it. I did shave off a few hundred grams in the process (as well as a few hundred from my bank account…), and as the woman at the bike shop helpfully told me today, “you need all the advantages you can get”.