ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: [endurance] wide stirrups

Re: [endurance] wide stirrups

Jude Hall (hall@cc.denison.edu)
Wed, 31 Jan 1996 12:55:12 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Tina, I haven't switched to wide stirrups yet (can't decide what kind to
get...), but what has helped me a lot was padding my stirrups. I have regular
english stirrups and also have those hard little white rubber pads in them.

I have modified them by cutting out the right sized pieces from a garden
"kneeling pad" - kind of a high density foam - very similar material to
what I noticed as padding in some of the endurance stirrups for sale.

Really helps me - but then, I've yet to do a 50 mile ride. ;^)

Jude Hall

>Another question for the group - I ride in regular english stirrups with
>the white rubber pads in them. I notice that on a long ride my outside toe
>(or 2) sometimes goes to sleep...Would wider stirrups fix that problem?
>Someone suggested that to me at one time and I just wondered if any of you
>had any experience with it.
>Tina, hickst@nichols.com
>Andy (dal) CGC, 2/3 CD
>Tony - the dippy Arab (dippy is such a *strong* term - I prefer "sensitive
>to my environment")
>one husband and 7 fatcats in Huntsville, AL
>*These opinions are my own. If they were someone else's, they wouldn't
>be mine.*