BONT welcome to my world! This isn't just a cycling shoe, but a speed enhancer. The second I put the shoes on I felt like I had a small turbo buster on my rear hub. Also the lower profile of the heal/ankle is ideal. There is plenty of support from this part of the shoe, without any necessary pressure or rubbing around my ankle. LOVE THEM!
If you're going to do this kind of ride in January you need to pack an array of clothing (head to toe!). We might really luck out with sunny "warm" weather, but if this isn't the case I should be covered. TYR's new transition back is a work of art. There are a million zippered pockets, and ways to section out your gear for easy retrieval. I knew their new luggage line would be awesome, but the usability of each piece is killer.
And the latest, and quite necessary, change to my bike is the new Garmin 500! I can't wait to couple this with another equally awesome toy -soon.... The majority of the guys I ride with have been sporting the Garmin 500 for the past year and I just had to have one. I mean, this could turn me into a fast cyclist like them, right?!?!? Simply ride, and download all the information you could ever need.
I'll try to get out a few blog updates along the way. But here's to a sunny, safe, spectacular ride!