I just recently got into Road Biking in Sacramento. My favorite spot is the American River trail and my wife just bought me a 2013 bianchi via nirone 7 as pictured below. I never realized how much faster road bikes are compared to cruisers/hybrids and ended up taking a corner way to fast than I should have and ate it hard. I had a light sprang on my right hand (which is almost fully recovered) and bad road rash on my leg. My leg has been in pain since it happened a week ago. I've heard it takes about 2 weeks for the pain to go away. Before the crash I was thinking of getting rid of the stock peddles and getting clipless ones. However, after my crash to be honest -- I'm getting scared of crashing again. Any advice from you veterans on what I can do to get over this fear? Any recommendations on peddles/shoes that won't break my bank? Is there an alternative?