My first post on this particular forum and would like to introduce myself along with a question. I am returning to a road bike after 10+ years and age 58, I recently have lost 48 pounds, power walk 5 mi/day and finally have a BMI of 23. I want to return to cycling in order to complement my walking regimen.
So, I am about to pull the trigger on a 08 Trek Madone 5.2. Hopefully, it will be the only bike I will ever need. The question(s) I have is:
1. Should I consider a double or triple crank?
2. More importantly, I have always used toe clips and straps with never a problem. If I go with clipless (Speedplay), is that necessarily an injury just waiting to happen to someone approaching the big six oh?
The clipless system seems a bit intimidating as I have seen countless motorcycle riders drop their bikes on slippery pavement at traffic signals, etc. and the shoes seem to be impossible for walking which I like to do on rides.