I recently picked up a new Cannondale Synapse. I had the LBS put on pedals with toe clips. My plan was to ride it wearing my running shoes. But every time I got out about 10 miles or so my the middle 3 toes on my left foot started to go numb.
I tried different shoes, thicker then thinner socks, more then less toe clip tightness. Nothing helped. After some research both online and at the LBS I picked up some clipless pedals and shoes.
On my first journey out of the neighborhood I was pulling up to a rural intersection with every intent on just rolling slowly to turn right w/o actually stopping. Glancing both left and right there were no oncoming cars.
But then I was startled by a pickup truck pulling up beside me. He had been behind me but I did not know he was there. I then attempted to stop without unclipping and promptly fell over going about 1 mph.
I quickly got up and looked the bike over and not a scratch. My water bottle didn't even fall out of its cage. I then continued on with my ride but I remembered to unclip early for the stop signs.