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    New from Jax

    Hi everyone! After suffering through sprint triathlons on a hybrid bike, I finally bought a real road bike and am hooked, even with the @#$% clipless pedals. I'm trying to figure out a way to quit my job so I can ride all the time. I live in Jacksonville, Florida, where the weather is often perfect but the availability of bike lanes is not.

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    Welcome to BikeForums.

    Quote Originally Posted by bunnybike
    After suffering through sprint triathlons on a hybrid bike...
    I'll bet that was a sight.


    Quote Originally Posted by bunnybike
    I finally bought a real road bike and am hooked, even with the @#$% clipless pedals.
    What bike did you get and what kind of pedals do you have? Some pedals are great, some are good, and some aren't worth **** IMHO.

    It takes practice learning to clip in and out like a pro.
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    Ooh, let me tell you, it was ugly, even in the fat-tire division. I had to start pretending that "on your left" was a cheer that spectators used rather than the call of frequent passers. Then my legs were like rubberbands for the run - and then after it was all over, I had to lift the heavy thing into the car!

    I got a Fuji Roubaix, and my LBS guy said that eggbeaters would be the best pedals for a beginner, with having four sides. Having watched a friend with speedplays clip in and out (and fall just as much as I did), I'm glad I got the eggbeaters. They aren't as difficult as I had thought they would be, but I still love to whine about the adjustment to clipless. I was lurking on this board earlier and got some great advice about clipping in and out.

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    The Egg Beaters are great for anyone new to clipless.
    I have them on my commuter and alternate between Look PP337 and Speedplay Zero on my road bike.

    You should enjoy the Fuji. Great bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bunnybike
    I live in Jacksonville, Florida, where the weather is often perfect but the availability of bike lanes is not.
    Isn't that the truth! Jacksonville is not very well known for bicycle commuting. Traveling from one side of the city to the other can be 30+ miles of urban/suburban sprawl.
    If we weren't meant to eat animals, why are they made out of meat?

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