After riding my first group ride yesterday and talking with some of the other more experienced riders, I'm realizing that I need some equipment. I ride 6-7 days a week, usually about 10 miles, so I'd say I'm only slightly more than a "casual" rider. My hybrid is fine as-is, but for my road bike, I'd really like to get some clipless pedals and shoes. I currently just have the toe clips that come standard on my bike and I ride with indoor soccer shoes. I'd like to keep this flexibility and be able to walk a little bit, as it's nice to stop on the trail once in a while and enjoy the scenery. So for the shoes, I want something stiff, but not something that has no give in the sole.
For the pedals, I really want something that I can clip in on either side, is adjustable, and is durable. Is something like this a good option? http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-PD-M52.../dp/B003ZMDK5C
I'd like to spend under $150 for the shoes and pedals combined, and I'd like to order them from Amazon if possible. Can anyone make a recommendation that will fit my needs? There are so many choices and I really can't tell what the differences are, so I need some help.