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    Newbie NCdesertprinces's Avatar
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    Hello there......

    I'm a former gym rat from NC who has decided to try her hand at biking for fitness. So, I purchased a Trek Pilot 5.0 with clipless pedals. I have gone on 2 group rides and fallen once each ride; I was feeling defeated but have convinced myself that it's like riding a bike and you have to keep trying again and again until you get it right.

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    Hello NCDP, there's nothing like try, try again, eh?

    Glad you got out of the gym and onto the Pilot .

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    Welcome. You've ridden with clipless twice more than I ever have. That's pretty gutsy starting out with them. Methinks you'll do well.
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    Falling while clipped in *can* be a good thing. It'll put you in that "I'll never do that againb" state of mind which will help you hone your "unclipping" skills. Meaning that from now on (or at least for a while) every time you start to come to a stop you'll unclip 100 feet before the stop so that you won't fall. After a while it becomes second nature.
    When I went clipless for the first time I was so scared of falling over that I'd leave one foot unclipped. I had read too many horror stories. Now it all comes natural.

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