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    Sore left toe area 2 - New Pair of Bike Shoe and the big F

    So after my sore left toe thread and the subsequent discussion and advice here, I went out and bought these:


    Along with these:


    Then, went to my LBS to get these installed along with helpful hints. After a few practice, I went outside my driveway and clipped on my left shoe, but lost balance and fell flat on my left side. I didn't even move an inch forward! Now, I have a sore and bloody left knee. I say, better now than later out in the public. I only had my kids and wife laughing at me:


    But, all in all I got used to it very fast and had no problems getting out of them (did many stops). I had one light to contend with in my neighborhood and managed. Though, as I was accelerating I did stumble a little to get my right cleat in. THEN, as I was relaxing and getting ready to stop with my right cleat off I fell again on my driveway!

    BTW, on the way back there's a real nice stretch of a road (~ 300 yds). I felt pretty good, and accelerated, and around 75 yards in I passed a police radar that clocked me at 28 mph (whatever that means).
    Last edited by Mergetrio; 06-11-2012 at 03:02 PM.

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    Thankfully you didn't get any blood on those shoes.

    But wait until you gotta take off from a light uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nismo73 View Post
    Thankfully you didn't get any blood on those shoes.

    But wait until you gotta take off from a light uphill.
    I will find an alternate route, even if it's a longer way home

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    I figured out today that it's much more natural to unclip my left foot (non-dominant) than my right foot. No falls today and much more confident now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mergetrio View Post
    I passed a police radar that clocked me at 28 mph (whatever that means).
    That means you were going at a speed of 28 miles per hour. In other words, if you maintain that speed for one hour, you will have traveled 28 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    That means you were going at a speed of 28 miles per hour. In other words, if you maintain that speed for one hour, you will have traveled 28 miles.
    Thanks for that! Now, all I would need is a stretcher waiting at the end of that unlikely ride!
    Last edited by Mergetrio; 06-14-2012 at 02:16 PM.

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