Gear

So gearing up for Winter cycling is expensive & the speeds I travel I need good gear, the wind chill is significant. I was looking at a nice pair of winter cycling boots. The cheapest I found were more than $150 & what everyone agrees are the best are well over $200.

With gasoline at $2/gal & my truck getting better than 15 mpg, I figure that I'd have to ride more than 1000 miles in the two really bad Winter months where they're most desirable. I butt up close to 400 miles a month most months & get more than 200 miles just about any month even the rainiest. So IF they last 2 years & they should, the Lake riding boots might earn their keep & if I ride in them for 4 years they didn't detract too much from my bike equations as to when the bike has actually paid for itself... I suspect I'll be into the 2nd battery before I get there as I only expect to get 30,000 miles out of a battery if I treat it very well. I think at 60,000 miles the bike will have cost me less than 10 cents per mile to purchase, operate & maintain.

I guess I could devalue it at $10/month against a cheap gym membership, that I don't need. I shouldn't be balking at $200... I spent more than $700 on my ski boots about 20 years ago. Strange the things we mind & don't mind spending our money on.

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Comments (8)

  1. EyeVey

    Very true, the things mind and don’t mind spending money on.

    November 18, 2016
  2. SEC

    it is a bit of a puzzlement what we balk at and what slides by

    November 18, 2016
    1. Munkyman

      Think of the things you wouldn’t have spent the money on that you spent on cigarettes in a given year… don’t actually it’s just depressing.

      November 18, 2016
      1. SEC

        I truly don’t need to be depressed thank you

        November 18, 2016
        1. Munkyman

          sorry.

          November 18, 2016
          1. SEC

            forgiven

            November 18, 2016
  3. noahbody

    It is indeed.

    November 18, 2016
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  5. piperkrefft

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    July 08, 2017