Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Rule one of adjusting anything (not just bikes, but anything ) is go little. Having been told once that "there are no rules" and not playing by them anyway, AND being discouraged by this numb toe thing, tonight I went big. Since I was riding in my bedroom and making more adjustments wasn't going to be a big deal, there wasn't much of a downside. I loosened up the cleats and slid them as far forward as I could. Did it work? I don't know. Sure didn't make it worse. I did 10 miles, averaged 17 mph and the last mile or so there was a little numbness in the toes of both feet. Better than last Sunday, I think. I am going to leave things where they are and try a long road ride on Saturday. Hope I am on the right track.

1 comment:

sarah said...

You are probably on the right track with moving the cleat a little. The other thing I have heard that people do is take out the innersoles that come with the shoes and put in better ones, you may just need a little more padding under the ball of your foot and support for the arch.

I sometimes get toe numbness on longer rides. It is good to adjust the shoe straps making them a little looser as you go. The numbness I get doesn't last long and just stopping and standing for maybe a minute helps me to go again.

I'll let you know if I hear any good ideas. Hope you can find a solution!