Finally got out and put some miles on my new road bike this weekend. 11 yesterday and 13 today. My rear is pretty sore even with my padded shorts. Hopefully I'll get used to it once I get to riding more regularly.
Anyway, my Raleigh Sport has toe clips and nylon straps on the pedals. Not something I'm very fond of. Yesterday I had a hell of a time getting my second foot into the harness. Today was better, but it's difficult getting my size 14s into them. I'm thinking of going clipless, but I'm not sure exactly what I'm looking for. I was reading some stuff online and the Shimano SPD seem to be pretty popular for a recessed clipless pedal so that I can walk around in the shoes, which is something that I would like to be able to do. I was wondering what exactly I would need to buy to switch over? Just the pedals and the shoes? Do the cleats come with the pedals or shoes? And lastly, where's the best/cheapest place to get this stuff and does anyone have any recommendations for what I should buy? My LBS said about $80 for pedals and another $80 for shoes, but I know I can get them for much cheaper than that online. If I spend too much more money on this bike my wife will bury it with me in the backyard.