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    Wait, I'm confused. Do you pull bikes with horses too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge View Post
    I was a BMX'er back in the day. Stairs don't bother me on a Mountain Bike for work, but I'm not sure I'll be trying them on my road bike.
    I wouldn't. Those wheels aren't sturdy enough...

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    lol, yeah sorry. I missed where you got the road bike. Definitely don't do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyme View Post
    lol, yeah sorry. I missed where you got the road bike. Definitely don't do that.
    All good. I read that and instantly said..."Uhhhhh......no".
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    I am also thinking of using my bike to get in shape. I have a Trek hybrid but am such a novice that I don't know anyone in my area who could ride with me. (I am nervous about going out too far on my own since my city is full of bad drivers.)
    Reca: Was it hard getting use to the shoes & pedals? I have a fear of falling because I wouldn't be able to release the shoe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglei View Post
    I am also thinking of using my bike to get in shape. I have a Trek hybrid but am such a novice that I don't know anyone in my area who could ride with me. (I am nervous about going out too far on my own since my city is full of bad drivers.)
    Reca: Was it hard getting use to the shoes & pedals? I have a fear of falling because I wouldn't be able to release the shoe.
    I had/have the same fears about the pedals/shoes. After a couple of weeks on this thing, I'm really starting to dislike the straps/cages/whateverthehelltheyare. I'll be getting pedals and shoes when I can.

    Funny thing is, I told my wife I wasn't going to let this get too expensive to start and I'd do it gradually. The more I'm getting in to it, the bigger my wish list grows.

    I did close to 20 today on our rails to trails system. I had decided I was going to push a bit farther than Friday night. I was feeling like a superstar going north. I was going faster, much easier, so I extended it a little bit. Turned around and headed for home when I realized how effective wind is. Good strong wind + my big ass = parachute. I was working to get home!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglei View Post
    I am also thinking of using my bike to get in shape. I have a Trek hybrid but am such a novice that I don't know anyone in my area who could ride with me. (I am nervous about going out too far on my own since my city is full of bad drivers.)
    Reca: Was it hard getting use to the shoes & pedals? I have a fear of falling because I wouldn't be able to release the shoe.
    The shoes did take a little getting used to. Like a lot of things it takes a while to develop muscle memory but once you do it becomes second nature.

    I did take a few spills when I first got them and that helped me learn quickly.

    I think the pedals are a huge advantage and you will be amazed at the results. When pedaling on standard pedals you waste energy when you foot is coming up. The pedals help use all your energy. You push down when pedaling down and when the foot is coming up you are pulling the pedal up. Much more efficient. You will really notice this when doing hills!

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