Thursday, June 7, 2012
I'm sorry Terry but I think these are going to be my RAGBRAI Heels, a pair of Keen cycling sandals.
I was dared by a friend to wear a pair of high heels one day while riding on RAGBRAI. I have been trying to figure out a way to do that but I just don't think I can. 471 miles in 7 days is hard enough but to do one of those days in high heels is a whole different trick. I have not totally given up on this idea but don't be too shocked when I end up in the above pair of Keen's for the whole 7 days.
I did find one shoe that had promise(Pour La Victoire Kerr Pumps), but the $275 price tag turned me away. I could't see paying that for a pair of heels to wear one time to settle a dare (and I think my husband would shoot me). With the tread on the bottom of these shoes they might not be bad winter heels here in Iowa.
And then this pair of wedges.
Ollio Women's Wedge Platform High Heels Strap Sandals)
. If the pedal cage will open wide enough to accommodate the platform on this wedge I can do it. Terry I hope this satisfies your dare, a pair of normal high heel pumps just don't work on bicycle pedals.
Keep watching I will let you know what happens. If I do this it will be on day 6 of RAGBRAI July 27th, riding from Cedar Rapids to Anamosa. Only 42.2 miles and 2200 feet of climb, an easy day which I will need if I ride in these shoes. Wish me luck!