So I slipped ont he new Gaerne Boots on the weekend, dragged out ole bluey, fired him up and took off down the road...It didnt take long to realise that I was really struggling to change gears! The boots were so much stiffer (and not worn in of course) than my old ones that I really had to try so hard and conciously to change gears! First thing I did was head back to the garage and moved the gear lever up one notch. I'm hoping this will gradually get better over time. An easy ankle movement to change gears and apply the rear brakes is so much easier than having to use a whole leg movement. How do people with the Tech 8's cope with this? I tried those on and they felt like bloody ski boots! Any suggestions or advice?