First of all - THIS
|Thistle on Mount Diablo|
Saw a rest stop set up at the Church and realized today must be the Devil Mountain Double but later I found out it was the staff ride and the real event is next week.
There were a lot of riders today, and also a lot of vehicles because it was a Mount Diablo Earth Day event with many volunteers.
|Action shot of fast guy passing me #1|
|Just a flat tire|
|Sergeant Slow Descender was barely moving...|
I wonder what his story is.
|JB is thinking about repainting his custom|
Della Santa... found some rusty spots while
|Action shot of fast guy passing me #2|
|Action shot of fast guy passing me #3|
Mechanic's Log: Replacing cleats and heel pads on Sidi cycling shoes
Last time I changed the heel pads was 3 years ago... not sure about the cleats but I think it's at least that long.
Tools needed: allen wrenches, screw drivers, drill, glue (just in case).
|Initial conditions: worn out.|
|Remove worn out bits - clean off sole|
|Note new heel pad (top) and worn out heel pad (bottom)|
|Do not get these mixed up.|
|Heel pads have little nubs that must be removed for some shoes.|
|Note new cleat (top) and worn out cleat (bottom)|
|Much life remains in this footwear.|
|Note glue squirting out from under heel pad. |
One of my shoes had stripped threads in there
so the glue provided bonding plus helped the screw grab.