Well, I finally did it today. In preparation for the Salt Lake Century, I went clipless. Crank Bros Eggbeaters with my new Specialized Taho shoe. (wanted shoes I could walk around in.)
Took a little while in grassy field to practice before actually motivating somewhere. No falls, believe it or not! So after my brief practice, I'm itching to take off.
Okay, here we go. Breathe through the nose...right foot first...dang, why won't that-ah, there it goes!
Starting to move now, left foot, don't fail me...hey, that one went right in.
Okay, this is kinda neat! Up down forward around...pretty cool! I'm really liking this!
First stop coming up. Unclip right foot, slow to a stop, put right foot down. Unclip left foot. Wow, this isn't hard at all! I don't know what those clowns were talking about when they said I'd fall a few times. Uh oh, green light, no time to gloat now! Right foot...*click*, motivate...left foot *click*, pedal pedal. I'm really digging this!
35 miles later, it's time to wrap it up, got some errands to do before things close. What a great ride.
Here's my stopping point now. Time to coast to a stop...let's see, what things do I still have to do this afternoon...(thoughts wander elsewhere as I'm coming to a stop.)
Alright, stopping, foot down...foot down...
Oh crap, I'm attached to these pedals, aren't I?
Still, I can't wait to go again!