It’s been a week or running and riding this week but the thing that stands out for me the most was my first riding experience wearing cleats – so attention runners – this is more of a riding post than a running post!
When I first started riding I figured I would be 0k with normal pedals and my bike came with racing pedals so one of my friends lent me his normal bike pedals to use. I found after a while that my feet would wobble all over the place and decided it was time to invest in some Shimano riding shoes and cleats.
They arrived and I felt quite excited and couldn’t wait to go out on them so I arranged to go to my friends and get him to fit them and then I was to go on a ride with him and his wife.
I put the shoes on and they felt good, clipped in and I thought yeah I can do this and literally I didn’t get out of his driveway for more than 5 seconds and I was on the floor – it was harder than it looked. The worst thing was my friend caught it all on his helmet camera! I had to go riding with a gadget person didn’t I!! I got back up and on the bike and then 20 mins later did the same thing!
It’s weird having your feet clipped in and I seem to clip out one side and forget I have to lean to that side too and that’s why I fell off ….twice! I’ll get there.