Part of my preparations for this trip include learning from my mistakes. On my Vietnam trip, I didn’t take cycling shoes and pedals. I opted for sandals instead. The sandals I chose (Keens) were awesome. I am taking them on this trip as well. They are great for walking around in, and were quite good on the bicycle. The only time they didn’t serve me was on my tough ascents. I really could have used the pulling power. On some of the longer climbs, I cursed my self for not bringing pedals and cycling shoes.
This time, I have purchased shoes that are relatively comfortable to walk in, but have a recessed clip for the pedals. I also chose two sided pedals in case we are on flat roads and I want a break from the shoes. Maybe later I will put the pedals on my grocery getter and enjoy the flexibility of bike shoes or no bike shoes.
I bought the shoes and pedals at a mega outdoor store. It was awesome to walk around in it and lose myself in all that high quality and expensive travel gear. Maybe I need to be a magazine reviewer, or blog reviewer. I wonder how many followers you would need to have to get stuff like that for free.
But I digress.
I won’t be able to review these shoes and pedals until after the Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam trip, or maybe during the trip. Regardless, I am pretty excited about my purchases.