Old 11-19-16, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman View Post
I don't mean to be snarky...I'm not a road rider, and I try to stay away from posting in here since I know this is your area....but I just have to ask; why would wearing normal shoes, especially if you know you are going somewhere you are going to walk...not be an option? I'll probably never understand the answer, but I'm curious about responses.

Thanks, and please don't take this as insulting...not meant to be.
Simplest answer: because trying to ride a bike with clip-in pedals with normal shoes would be uncomfortable and unsafe, since your feet would keep sliding off the pedals...so to do this would mean switching out to flat pedals for the day...

Solution 1: use mtb (spd) pedals and the corresponding shoe with a recessed cleat for easier walking.

Solution 2: (mine) I got dual use pedals: spd on one side, flat on the other. It doesn't inhibit me from keeping up with a fast group ride at all.
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