I was finally able to take out my Fuji Cross Comp today for a couple of miles. I have had the bike for about 2 weeks but had a hard time finding some shoes in my size that felt comfortable until I found a pair of really comfy Specialized mountain shoes this week. I rode for about 5 miles because I read that to condition myself I should only ride ~5 miles at time until I have a couple to a thousand miles on the bike. It has been a good 12 years since I've ridden a bike so don't want to overdo it.
The only thing is I have two concerns about the bike and was looking for some suggestions. First one is that my bike has a double crank and on some inclined roads I was riding on I was having trouble at the end. Would getting a triple crank help much?
Also I really don't like the Shimano pedals I have as I am finding it really awkward to detach my shoes from the pedals. I think it might be because I am not used to these kinds of pedals but I still find it very awkward to decouple the cleats. These are the pedals I currently have. I am just having a hard time with the twisting motion of my heal outwards to decouple and also I can't seem to clip on to the pedal fast enough.
Could anyone recommend a pedal that is easy to clip in and out of quickly?
All in all it felt awesome riding again.