I got some clipless look style shoes and pedals and went for my first ride today. I was very cautious about not falling due to not unclipping. Well I look up ahead and see one of the dogs on my daily ride in the road. I immediately unclip and get off and start walking. The dog does not bite but it gets too close and might cause me to crash. After I get by its house I decide that I can clip back in and go on so I clip in my right foot and here he comes. I fall over trying to get unclipped. Now his owner comes out and accused me of antagonizing his dog. He also said that I saw you fall and the dog did not even touch you. Maybe someday something will happen to him that makes him wet his shorts and someone will return the favor and make a comment like well that tiger didn't even touch you it just jumped over your head.
I continue on my ride but I guess that I am so irritated that I was in another world. I would finish climbing a hill and notice that I was still in the large ring. I barely remember my ride except that I remember that I really enjoyed the new shoes and how the stiff soles seemed to help me pedal. Maybe this is why I would find myself in the large ring after a climb. I also enjoyed the cooling from the holes in the bottom of the shoes. My feet felt much better after the ride as compared to the rides that I was doing in sneakers.
Now back to this world. I have a simple question. The soles of the shoes are very slick and I really don't know what to do with me feet once I unclip from the pedals. I put the shoes on the pedals but they try to slip off. I know that I should have asked this question before but until I am in the middle of something I often don't know what to ask.