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    Going To Earn My Pedals And Shoes On Sunday

    I've been riding for about 7 weeks now and when I reach a milestone I like to reward myself. I set a goal to buy clipless pedals, shoes and get fitted when I did a 30 ride. Tomorrow weather permitting I am going for it. I have a route planned and I am ready to go.

    The weather is supposed to be 63 with 9 - 12 mph winds.
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    A 30 mile run?!!! Or a 30 mile ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeWNC View Post
    A 30 mile run?!!! Or a 30 mile ride?

    LOL - 30 mile ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Planemaker View Post
    LOL - 30 mile ride
    Much better. Thought you were another one of those sandbagers. lol
    FS: Shimano DA 7900 brake calipers, DA 7900 Crankset 50/34 175mm and BB

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    We would like it very much if you have someone video your first time or two with clipless. If you YouTube it, Stapfam might send you a really cool certificate of achievement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    We would like it very much if you have someone video your first time or two with clipless. If you YouTube it, Stapfam might send you a really cool certificate of achievement.
    That's why I have stayed w/ clips & straps.
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    Planemaker,
    Go for it! Those longer rides become addicting after a while.

    When you get your new pedals and shoes, find a parking lot and put in 2 sessions of 20-30 min. practicing getting in and out of the pedals. If possible do this on two different days. This will go a long way to preventing the dreaded Tombay! Getting out of clipless is a different skill-set than getting out of toe-clips and straps.

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    While we're at it, I've become a believer in SPDs and SH56 cleats. Almost - almost - Tombay proof.

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    I made it!!!!!

    30.28 miles at 14.5 mph (I know for most of you that is slow) on my Trek Fitness 7.4. My speed was actually 0.8 mph faster than my best 20 mile ride. For a Clydesdale who has ridden a total of 243 miles, before today, since I purchased my bike in early March isn't too bad, I think.

    Now you guys need to recommend pedals and shoes for me. I am leaning towards the Shimano SPD 530 pedals so I can ride with shoes/cleats or just running shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Planemaker View Post
    I made it!!!!!

    30.28 miles at 14.5 mph (I know for most of you that is slow) on my Trek Fitness 7.4. My speed was actually 0.8 mph faster than my best 20 mile ride. For a Clydesdale who has ridden a total of 243 miles, before today, since I purchased my bike in early March isn't too bad, I think.

    Now you guys need to recommend pedals and shoes for me. I am leaning towards the Shimano SPD 530 pedals so I can ride with shoes/cleats or just running shoes.
    Wow, that was really fast ( see the weight thread)!

    Yes, go with those pedals. Shoes are too individual to advise you on. I've had Shimano and Sidi shoes. Like the Sidis. Glad I had a gift certificate to buy them.

    Don't let anyone talk you out of the SH56 cleats. Way easier to clip out in a hurry.

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    I recently switched from SPD's to SPD-SL's. I like the older SPD's better. But the SL's felt better on a longer ride. As far as shoes go can't go wrong with Specialized. I have 2 pairs of Comp's in wide width. Love the crap out of them. Really nice comfy shoes. I would say Spd's and some Spesh Mountain shoes and you're golden!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    Wow, that was really fast ( see the weight thread)!

    Yes, go with those pedals. Shoes are too individual to advise you on. I've had Shimano and Sidi shoes. Like the Sidis. Glad I had a gift certificate to buy them.

    Don't let anyone talk you out of the SH56 cleats. Way easier to clip out in a hurry.
    Not sure if that is fast or the way I calculate my mph. I have a Garmin eTrex Venture GPS mounted to my bike and the GPS calculates average speed by moving time so, when I am sitting at a stop light the time spent sitting does not count against me. How do the rest of you calculate your average speed?

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    Good for you on the ride, the mileage will seem easy as you progress and the fitness comes. No shoe recommendations, that can be a mine field. Well Done, Sir, Well Done!

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    Boy Howdy!
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