New Shoes

Sometimes my non-bikey friends don’t quite understand my bike obsession.

New Shoes

So I have to find ways to make it relatable to those not as familiar with the lifestyle.


New Shoes

I find it makes more sense to compare bikes to shoes than cars or household appliances like vacuum cleaners. Shoe obsessions are very relatable.

New Shoes

And both bikes and shoes are very useful for getting around. Cars and vacuum cleaners, not so much.

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You’d still need two (or more?) winter bikes like you need different winter shoes for town and for hiking. I use an old 70’s 3-speed touring bike with narrow 30mm spike tyres in town (narrow tyres on a tourer=plenty of room between tyre and mudguard so snow doesn’t get stuck) and I consider buying a fat bike for going into the woods.

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I’d have nowhere to put another bicycle, except a folder (which I’d love to have, but they are expensive and hard to find second-hand).


I only have 10 bikes. A good weather commuter( cross check), 2 winter commuters with studded tires and one do all multi tasker( Karate Monkey). A touring bike, utility bike( Surly 1×1), fat bike, 29er dual sus., 26er dual sus, and a beach cruiser tandem ( think whitewall tires, springer seats with lots of chrome) Perfect for ice cream runs. Just need one more.


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Hats. For me it’s Hats. My wife once told me I had too many hats. “You have too many hats.”

I mean, all the words were in English and since it’s the only language I speak well enough to converse in, I understood all the words. It’s just that strung to like that they made no sense.

“Orcas obfuscate frying pans sequoias.” Kind of like that.