Is this love that I’m feeling?
by Old Bone Machine
The lollipop shaped Speedplay pedal design is neat and simple. It is beautiful like a soup spoon. It’s an object completely reduced to its purpose. Nothing extra. Other pedals are rat traps. Yet we call my cycling shoes “clompy shoes”. For though the Speedplay pedal is a spoon, it’s cleat is a horse’s hoof. To walk with Speedplay is to clomp. The cleat too is fickle and prone to wear.
But I have a fondness for the pedal. It’s a fondness that time and constant use gives to an object.
You get to like it. And Jensie approves.