Here's my sad little tale. Two years ago I decided to "get serious" and go clipless. Back then I rode a Trek hybrid. I put some cheapie clipless pedals on ($30 Performance Bike generic) and bought some cheapie shoes (SPD type) that didn't fit perfectly, but then I'm hard to fit. Dang it, I just kept falling over, like the dirty old man on Laugh-In on his trike. Except I'm a girl. Man, it hurt to fall over. I'd practice clipping in and out, adjust the tension till it wasn't too tight. I'd ride for a few weeks and have another crash. This side, that side.
A year went by. I realized I was afraid to get on my bike. I wasn't having fun anymore. I put the old pedals with toeclips back on, laced up my sneakers and away I went.
Now I have a new road bike. Chickening out, I ordered it with platform pedals and put Power Grips on. Those are straps that hold your foot much like toe clips. I wear sneakers. I'm happy, but I keep wondering if I should give clipless another go. I've heard Frogs are good. I had a bad experience before, and I don't want to waste my money. I'm not a slow cruiser on the bike paths; I like to do big rides on the roads. I'm training for a century next year. Should I quit sweating this and go my own dorky way, or try, try again?