Its a great test for speed strength and endurance or just a very pleasant day out cycling as long as you don't over do it.
Car free cycling vacations to Martha's Vineyard.
And here it is......
The Ride to Martha's....
Believe it or not in some cases less is more.
There are a number of cyclists, not always in the coldest of climates, but plenty chilly never the less, that swear by SPD Sandals, either from Shimano, or those pictured at right from Lake.
What's this, you say, are they Daft? Not at all.
Sandals adopt quickly to the addition of another layer of socks, Gore-Tex Oversocks, or neoprene booties. When out in the cold wet, you won't have wet shoes, as no water accumulates, it all runs off.
Further, you may not need to change upon arrival at your destination. All you do is strip off a layer of socks (or two), cinch up the straps, and you can wear them around the office or the house.
Cyclists in rainy Cold-Wet climates like Seattle swear by them.