For years, my biking skills have been limited to the following:
This being the year of my Olympic! Distance! Triathlon!(!) I decided to get serious about my biking.
I started by working on my handling skills. It really only took two parking lot sessions to get comfortable with figure eights and riding with one my right hand.
And then I decided to get my original road bike out of the attic. The one that I thought was too big.
I took her out and worked on drinking while riding.
But I had one big thing left to tackle.
That you "clip into". So, how are they clipLESS?
On my first every clipped in ride so far, it has taken me a good mile to get my left foot secured. But clipping in is so much easier than clipping out. That may or may not have to do with the fact that my instinct is to clip out first on one side, but my instinct is also to put down my other foot when I stop.
And I fall. Usually ending up with a bruised keister. And ego.
One day I got a helpful tip:
I have fallen 4 more times.
So I will keep practicing and hope that I will be race ready in 6 weeks. For the race I haven't signed up for yet.
In the meantime, if anyone can explain the clip/clipless pedal deal, I will be eternally grateful!
*I know I said I would try out some of your tips on my post about being exhausted but well, I haven't had the energy to do it yet.
UPCOMING POSTS: YOGA WITH CHILDREN, SWIMMING DRILLS, RUNNING