Hi, I am new to the bike forums and I am thoroughly enjoying reading everyone's posts. I ride a hybrid with a WeeRide front-mount child carrier. I can go for about an hour at a time with my daughter, more than that and she gets a little bored. Since I would like to get the most that I can out of our rides, I'm considering using toe clips or clipless pedals. I am riding for enjoyment with her but I am also trying to get in shape and lose some weight.
My question is about safety. It seems that toe clips would be harder to get out of quickly and I want to be as safe as possible when I'm riding with my girl. I've never had clipless pedals so I'm wondering how easy it is to get in and out of those - mostly out. We ride mainly in town and have to cross a few busy streets to get to the zoo, etc.
Also, do you buy the pedals and the shoes separately? How much can I expect to pay for a good set of both?
Thanks in advance,