Just when I was gaining confidence in my clipless pedals, over I went. Some guy pulls way out at an intersection and completely disregards me. Luckily it was a slow and soft landing but still I'm discouraged. I rode with my son through 55 miles of NYC traffic recently and he was wearing clipless with no problem. I was not. I don't know how he does it. I'm beginning to think age has a lot to do with it. His reaction times are a lot quicker than mine.
I've been in two accidents with cars and a couple of other close calls in the past six months so I've thought about packing it in but a stronger force keeps getting me back on the bike. It's become a big part of my daily routine. I've concluded that there is no reward without some sort of risk.