I'm new here and even though I'm not 50 (46 years old) I thought that posting my question here might keep me from getting picked on in other forums. I'm afraid a 20 year old might look at my question and start laughing. :-) Just got myself a new Trek 1000C WSD (for women). Have been practicing getting used to the cleats - been riding up and down the street looking like an idiot - unclipping left, right etc. Ha!! These things are very scary. Anyway, I'm having difficulty with the gears - seems like I only have 5 gears when I know I have more than that - I just don't know what I'm doing. I can't seem to get into the larger gears or I notice clicking noises at certain levels. I was into a nice coast this morning and as I tried to get into the upper gears to pick up some more speed I didn't do it - found myself in low gears spinning my legs like crazy!! Same thing happened yesterday and before I hit the road tomorrow it sure would help to have some insight on what the heck I'm doing wrong.
p.s. I just love this bike!! :-)