This weekend, rather than take the doubles category, I think I can write for both Botched and myself when I type WE’RE JUST PLANNING ON HAVING FUN. I’m definitely in no shape to be holding race pace for a full six hours–though the prerace e-mail does say they’ll be handing out free Red Bull–so I’m half-expecting to blow my legs to pieces on lap number three. On the other hand, if I make it, what the heck, there’ll be some serious celebrating Saturday night.
Let’s save some money together …
Thought I wasn’t able to find a shoe shop in town (what kind of town is this, really?), I came up with what I think are two decent alternatives.
1. Paperclips No, seriously. All you really need to do is force the contact points of the velcro together, and the friction alone will take care of the rest. So of course paperclips were my first novel idea.
2. Electrical Tape Did you know electrical tape costs a mere 84 cents a roll? I didn’t know that either, until today. In case your quantitative reasoning skills are dull, I just want to point out that that’s a heck of a lot cheaper than buying another pair of $75-$150 shoes. Just wrap the tape all the way around the shoe, including the velcro strap. Good news, too, electrical tape comes in more than one color, so you can probably find something that will go along with your shoes, if you were concerned with that aesthetics of having tape on your bike shoes.
Alas, that’s what I’ve decided to go with for the 12-hour–just the tape this time. I’ll let you know how that goes over.
I have more blog to write, but I’m going to save that for another post …