Is hill climbing the only advantage of being clipped in? I've been working on my form and have made good progress with increasing my cadence. I don't know if this is correct but I try to think "Keep my feet light on the pedals." My belief is thinking that way forces me to lift my legs on the up stroke and not depend on the downward stroke to lift the opposite leg. Another thing I'm playing with is thinking that my legs are spinning in an oval that is pointed slightly down in the front. My belief is that this helps pull the up stroke leg over the top of the crank and lengthens the beginning of powerstroke. I really am just guessing here. Any Thoughts?