I recently bought my first pair of clipess shoes and I have some SPD pedals which are of the MTB variety, so they have entry on both sides. I set the tension at the lowest I could, to start off with. I have been practicing clipping in and out, but my two problem areas are my second foot. I can get the second foot in most times, which I always have as my right foot, but other times I struggle to get it in. Should I be clipping in on my second foot at the 12oclock position at the top of the pedal stroke, or at the bottom of the pedal stroke?
I sometimes have problems clipping out on the second foot as I keep one attatched in for the whole ride, and I think it might be because of my action. I don't know whether it is easier to click out at the top of the pedal stroke, or at the bottom, so which do you prefer? Should I be pushing my heel as far down/back as I can get it, and then twisting out? Or should I be keeping it flat? Rather than falling off because of those problems, I had a few instances where I rotated the cleat on the shoe, as I was unable to get out without really twisting hard.
I have watched a few videos and guides and they don't seem to pay attention to the areas I was having problems with.