Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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What kind of shoes and pedals are you using?
I haven't had foot pain, but have had foot numbness problems. I use platform pedals, and switched to shoes with more rigid soles and that helped that issue.
One thing I've gradually learned is that I need to ride at my own pace. So sometimes I'm out with some pretty fast guys, and if I try to keep up, I can do it for a while, but suffer the consequences later (ie, too tired later on). So I just have to let them go and then go on at whatever speed I feel comfortable with. I mention this because possible solutions would be to drop your gearing a bit (ie, slow down and take some of the pressure off your feet) and get off the bike more (also slows you down).
Supposedly with clipless pedals, you can pull up on the pedals which lets you put out the same power without as much downward force. Possibly paying more attention to your pedaling technique would help some.
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