Both Andre and Denise have been long time fans but for years and years but I shunned the Toronto made and designed YNOT pedal straps because I thought they were so thick and industrial looking. For some reason I didn’t find them aesthetically appealing at all.
But after having ridden a bike with step-in pedals, I really missed the power gains from pulling up on the pedal when you have foot retention. So slowly, I started to see how YNOTs were a great alternative to step-in pedals. Plus you can wear your regular shoes because the velcro system of the YNOTs make them really easy to adjust the straps to any shoes you are wearing for a perfect fit.
I had to purchase new BMX style pedals so I could slip the YNOT straps through. And tada! I can go faster on my bike!
Now I’m a convert and YNOT evangelist.
PS – YNOT is hiring!
PPS – The weather for tomorrow’s Ice Cream Sandwich ride isn’t looking too promising. We’ll update everyone whether we’ll be riding tomorrow.
That’s me wearing Andre’s new Giro Air Attack helmet.
According to Giro, the Air Attack is the most aerodynamic helmet they’ve designed so far. Which is a good thing, because hopefully we’ll see less of those ridiculous looking aero helmets on triathlon courses in the future.
I do have to admit the magnetic visor shield that can be easily be clipped on or put away while riding is pretty cool.
In celebration of the launch of their new helmet, Giro is holding an Instagram contest with weekly and monthly prizes doled out. The grand prize is a Cervelo prize pack!
A belated b-day prezzie, taking me one step closer to a rattle free ride!
On Monday morning, Denise and I woke up at an ungodly hour to be part of the 10th Anniversary edition of The Current at the Glenn Gould Theatre.
In addition to being able to see (and meet!) Anna Maria Tremonti in the flesh, the other highlight of my morning was receiving this Kate Beaton shirt from Denise.
YAY! I’ll be wearing this shirt on Sunday for the Women Who Bike Brunch!
Have an amazing weekend everyone! Stay warm!
I think I need to replace my hamburger bell with this cutie: