I am getting Speedplay clipless pedals for my new road bike. I've never ridden with clipless and have mixed feelings about doing this. I currently ride with Powergrips and they are working out fine. I had one near miss with the Powergrips. I was following too close to my spouse and he did a stop without warning. I almost fell over getting out of the pedals and ended up with my seat banging into my rear end, bruising me. Otherwise, no incidents in the month that I have been using them.
I saw this in a post today:
On the upside, I always get off the bike the same. I take off the left foot and put it on the ground, leaving the right foot on its pedal. So at least I shouldn't be awkwardly deciding which pedal to release.
I am not sure if I have a question or if I just want some reassurance that it won't be so bad. So, how many problems have you had with clipless when you were inexperienced with them? Have you ever had to suddenly stop because you couldn't make it up a hill any further? How hard was it to unclip? Did you fall?