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    Riding clipless for the first time.

    So I plan on racing this summer for the first time. I run pretty competitive laps at the local trails (for Cat 3). I figured my times would improve if I went clipless, so Im set up now. Ill give an injury report monday!

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    I read another thread that said clipless was on the way out for mountain bikers. If I were you, I'd ditch them.
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    ^^

    First you ride clipless, then you wear spandex, then no one talks to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    I read another thread that said clipless was on the way out for mountain bikers. If I were you, I'd ditch them.
    For Sale: Nice set of eggbeater 1's and Brand new set of Specialized Mtb shoes.

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    First you ride clipless, then you wear spandex, then no one talks to you.

    ...because you're breaking away from the front of the pack.
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    I see your wolfpack, and I raise you one more.
    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    Using a nicer sealed bearing headset vs a $10 set is like throwing a frisbee vs a dodgeball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimlock View Post
    ...because you're breaking away from the front of the pack.
    nevermind, pedals and shoes are no longer for sale, but Im not looking for any spandex yet! That might change if I finish my first race in the top three though.

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    Be sure to get some knee, elbow and hip pads. They are required for your first two months with clipless.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

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    Here I am in my stylin Kit and comfortable slipper clipless by Hush Puppy!
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    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    Well, rode about 10 miles with the clipless pedals and I gotta say theres really no reason why you shouldnt be clipless. Not only are you able to use more muscle but your feet stay put on the pedals and its alot easier to pull your bike up over obsticles. As for the injury report, no accidents but coming up a climb I hit the wrong line, my front tire hit a larger root which cause me to stop and I couldnt get my foot out in time. Down I went.

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    And so it begins.................
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRAINING WHEEL View Post
    W....which cause me to stop and I couldnt get my foot out in time. Down I went.
    That's the only time I can't unclip....at a standstill, never had an issue when moving.
    Who cares what your bike weighs, just ride it!

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    Who cares what your bike weighs, just ride it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    That's the only time I can't unclip....at a standstill, never had an issue when moving.
    That is usually when it happens. My worst was riding up to meet my wife in a parking lot. Rode up the car window and fell sideways. Sheesh, what a memory.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

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    Wait until you find your first sandy corner. Or loose over hardpack.


    I'm not telling you to go back to platforms. I'm just saying you will go down a few more times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColinL View Post
    I'm just saying you will go down a few more times. )
    eww

    u know from experience?
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    so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColinL View Post
    Wait until you find your first sandy corner. Or loose over hardpack.
    I just put my foot down to keep from falling when that happens.
    Who cares what your bike weighs, just ride it!

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    Pride goeth before a fall...........

    Post it when it happens
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    thats it! exactly what I looked like.

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