Got my wife a shiny new bike last year for Mother's day so we could ride together and go on family bike rides with the kids. She professes to love the bike - it's a cannondale synapse WSD. After a bit, we also got some shoes & pedals (Shimano SPD-105) because the spin bikes she uses at the gym near her office also use those pedals.
She has degenerative arthritis or some such thin in her hip though, and has trouble unclipping (rotating her heel to the side is difficult), which has resulted an a couple of falls so I was wondering if anybody had any thoughts on clipless pedals that are easier to unclip. I'm not averse to suggesting mountain bike pedals but I have no experience with them. I've been using speedplays for about 15 years and have no trouble at all, but that's all I'm really familiar with anymore.
We're driving up to Napa Valley for Memorial day weekend and I've managed to convince her to take our bikes so we can do some biking. It would be nice to address the pedal situation before then. She's currently using toe clips & some stiff soled blue suede hiking shoes that she's not overly fond of.