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    first ride w/clipless.

    After a short try out session clipping in and out yesterday went out this morning and did a 20 mile test run at a moderate pace. Conclusion, why have I waited this long to go clipless? Figured I'd be a little spent from yesterdays ride but everything felt good and I just kept going. The way this is going has me really motivated and I'm looking forward to improving. I have just set a goal for myself to work up to do a century. It's a lofty goal but it will give me something to work towards.

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    Congrats.

    Looking forward to your first "I fell while clipped in" post!
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    I commuted to work today for the first time going clipless. It's as if I have a new bike! The energy transfer is so much better. Now I'm wondering how can I take a longer route to work....

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    Congrats, your post gives me courage

    going clipless is my next thing on the list.

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    Agree with the first two posts. Clipless to me was an eye opener with how much easier it made things since there was no worrying or thinking about my feet.

    Also, you WILL fall over while going approx 2 mph, likely to the opposite side that you have unclipped. And people will be watching. It happens. When it does, do not put your arm out to brace the fall, you can easily break your wrist.

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    Yep had the oops unclipped wrong side feeling already but recovered. For first attempts had son standing by with camera to catch any falls, would have made a great video...
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    Very cool!

    I'm looking forward to getting a cycle as soon as tax season is over and the first purchase (after a helmet) will be clipless pedals and shoes. Glad to hear there's hope!

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    The couple times I fell while being clipped was due to panic stops - someone not looking where they are going, an unmovable object jumping in front of me.

    After a while, you learn to unclip without thinking in panic situations and still fall because you unclipped the foot

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    I have my clipless pedals at the weakest setting, I found that I would rather come loose from the pedals vs. the risk of falling over....I have experienced falling over...twice...so far...

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    Clipless pedals are awesome...just prepare for your first fall.

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    Clipless is absolutely the way to go! I would practice getting in and out of both sides so that your comfortable clipping out regardless of the situation. And as mentioned previously, keep your hands on the handlebar when you do have your fall, otherwise you can seriously screw up your shoulder if you reach out to break the fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felix5150 View Post
    keep your hands on the handlebar when you do have your fall,
    Over-coming that hard-wired tendency seems almost impossible.

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    Not everybody falls going clipless, its some kind of sick joke to scare off new riders, just go clipless, its like the evolution tree, some riders just dont have the smarts for it, they are better at chatting in forums... get it!

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