PubliusNaso wrote:Well, since we're both starting at the same time, I reckon we'll give it a go - it's got flats on it now, and I'll be in geelong all day saturday with my dad and toddler, so we can muck around a bit tonight, then she can pootle around a bit tomorrow, get the general feel of the bike, brakes, and so on.
Then on Sunday we'll switch them over, have a bit of a play around with just sitting there, holding a fence or whatever, clipping in and out... rolling around in a park or something, and then if all goes well go out on the road for a bit. If not, chuck the flats back on, and go out on the road for a bit! No great rush, though I'd like to get myself more or less competent so that I can head out on Monday clipless
Congratulations on the new bike purchase! Very exciting.
I think your plan for the pedals sounds perfect.
I started with flats for a while, but I'd not ridden a bike in 15 years (and never on the road), so just getting used to that was enough. After a few weeks put on the clipless pedals, did some practice in the safety of the local park and I was right to go.