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    Canadain Clydesdale..

    Hi guys, What a great group..

    I am a bigger rider and am glad to have found a bunch of the same, I am currently at 245lbs, last January(09) I weighted in at 325lbs, my goal is 225 with about 15% body fat, I am 6'2" just to get a picture fall into the endomesomorph type , Ill post pics soon,

    I just picked up a bike to add to the fitness routine, I went with a hybrid (cannondale quick5) . I am a physiotherapist assistant and have turned into a fitness nut, I work out 3-5 times per week , and change up my routines very regularly, I swing kettelbells, weight lift, lots of cardio( bike , elliptical)and metabolic training. I maintain a vegitarian based diet , I use a portien supplement but try to keep eating as clean and natural as I can,

    I am one of those guys that like to individualize basiclly everything they own, and my bike is no execption, I am looking to replace the pedals , not sure if I should go clipless or not , I am not crazy about needing a specialized shoes, I have never had them , is it worth it..? my goal are for some 100+km trips this summer I have a buddy that is getting back to riding aswell.

    looking forward to learnig and sharing.

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    korg
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    ive only had a few rides with them...but i am more than happy with my clipless pedals and shoes. One of the best things I bought since i got my bike

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    Clipless all the way. Once you are over the learning curve, you'll never go back.
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    I agree, I did my first 2 clipless rides this weekend and I could really tell the difference. I went with SPD pedals and touring style shoes. Together set me back just a bit over 100.00.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Klose View Post
    I agree, I did my first 2 clipless rides this weekend and I could really tell the difference. I went with SPD pedals and touring style shoes. Together set me back just a bit over 100.00.
    Can you provide links to both? Sounds like a good deal. I too need pedals and shoes...

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    Sure, I bought the pedals at the LBS and got a 20% discount.
    The shoes I found on ebay from a sellers store. They were new, not used.
    Shimano RT51 They are a touring style shoe. Seems they are popular across the pond. I picked them up for 60.00
    Ebay link
    I really like the pedals, they are 2 sided so easy to clip in.
    The shoes are comfortable, but I don't know about their durability. I am sure I will upgrade next winter. I couldn't turn down 60.00 though.
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    [QUOTE=korg;10556195]Hi guys, What a great group..

    I maintain a vegitarian based diet , I use a portien supplement but try to keep eating as clean and natural as I can,

    I'm a Canadian clyde too, and also a clean eater, except I keep mine really natural because in nature the only protien suppliment you can get is walking around in the wild....lol
    Just giving you the gears.... I would say replace the pedals with clipless or at least get cyling specific shoes with a really hard soul. Running shoes can start to hurt the feet if riding 100+km's.
    Best thing about cycling is when I'm at work I'm thinking of cycling, when I'm cycling I'm thinking about cycling.

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    [QUOTE=korg;10556195]Hi guys, What a great group..

    I maintain a vegitarian based diet , I use a portien supplement but try to keep eating as clean and natural as I can,

    I'm a Canadian clyde too, and also a clean eater, except I keep mine really natural because in nature the only protien suppliment you can get is walking around in the wild....lol
    Just giving you the gears.... I would say replace the pedals with clipless or at least get cyling specific shoes with a really hard soul. Running shoes can start to hurt the feet if riding 100+km's.
    Best thing about cycling is when I'm at work I'm thinking of cycling, when I'm cycling I'm thinking about cycling.

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