Outdoor Edit // Interbike Edition
For those of you who don’t follow bike industry craziness, this week is Interbike out in Las Vegas. To say that it’s a crazy week is an understatement. Tons of walking around, tons of seeing people I’ve known for years and meeting new ones. It’s a busy week, and it’s a whole lot of standing on my feet and then slumping in front of a computer for hours. It’s not glamorous, but it is a blast (I might be one of the few who really loves it). After five years of being at the show, I’ve got a few favorite things I’m using going into it.
Love this // Vivo Barefoot Jing Jing Black Flats. I just got a few pairs of shoes from Vivo—I love their running shoes so much that I sort of kind of bought three pairs of normal life barefoot-style shoes—and the ones I know are going to be my go-tos in Vegas are these simple black flats. Super comfortable, great sole, and really just well made and sturdy. Plus, I got these great, cheap removable terrycloth insoles (they’re washable!) so that the shoes won’t get gross and smelly after a few weeks of sock-less wear. Smart, right?
Read this // Just got Matt Fitzgerald’s latest book, How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle, to as a review copy and I am ecstatic. I was so in love with his book Iron War that I actually bought it in print, and then on Kindle just so I had it to reread whenever I wanted to. No spoilers, but I highly, highly recommend pre-ordering! Also, keep an eye on bicycling.com this week for all the Interbike awesome-ness!