Shimano Tri Shoes
These aren't actually a new purchase, but rather a result of lazy unmotivation. They have been sitting in the box in our spin room since December. So stupid, because after a few rides, I really like them. Roomy, airy, and most importantly, they smell 1000% better than the old ones (which have often been banned from the house). I hate the color (shiny white/green, ick) and my feet slide forward when standing to climb. But since they don't stink, and buying a new pair may take me another 7 months of procrastination, I'll make do.
Saddle #3 just hasn't been doing it for me lately. Actually, it's been heading towards the junk pile since last November when I ended up with a 2-inch saddle sore after Ironman. I keep hoping it will become comfortable again, but no. If a saddle causes pain and injury so severe, that scars are still present 8 months later, it's time to try something else. After seeing some posts on triathlon forums, adverts in race packets, and mounted on the bikes of pros at a couple of races, I decided to call Cobb Cycling and see if they had something they could recommend. Oh my, they are AWESOME! I'll save details for a full review, but I wish I could fly down to Texas and hug them.