OK, guys, what would you do:
I've documented my love/hate relationship with my road bike, and what I think it comes down to is my lack of love for my clipless pedals, which are the Shimano R540 model.
Here's what bugs me: I can generally get clipped and unclipped OK, but when I feel like I'm in a bit of a tight spot in terms of traffic, etc., I never can get clipped in very well - could be anxiety from the traffic situation causing me to have trouble clipping in. Like the other day, I had to try to pull out on a busy road and get clipped in at the same time, and it was like trying to juggle 10 balls and a chainsaw.
But I kinda like the power advantage of being clipped in. So here's what I think are my options:
1. Ditch the R540s and get a set of Shimano PD-M324s.
I think these would be good because I could clip in on one side, and if I'm in a pressure situation, I could temporarily switch over to the platforms long enough to get out of trouble and get clipped back in again. I'd have to buy some different shoes, but hey.
2. Ditch that whole rig and try out Power Grips. I dunno how well these work. Anybody here using these?
Thanks for the consideration.