After 20 years of riding with flat pedals, I finally took the plunge and put clipless pedals on my bike.
I was scared of them. Really really scared.
But I put about 600 miles on them without any accidents (except the one time I fell over while I was starting up from a traffic light and fell ONTO the car next to me -- which cushioned my fall and scared the ever-lovin c*** out of the driver who thought he had hit me). By September I guess I was "okay" with them.
I put that bike away at the end of Sept and have been riding my old flat bar, flat pedal, hybrid tire Specialized Sirius for the winter (helps with leaves in autumn, black ice, gravel, sand, etc.).
I'm planning on a 30 miler with the clipless tomorrow. I took it out for about 10 miles to day just to get back in practice with it.
I'm scared of them again. Really really scared. Help!!!