You remind me of my own struggle with the cleats... After being laughed at a ride with the friends from the local cycling club, I sort of had to buy myself cycling shoes with cleats... At first, I mounted them pointing in the wrong direction. I was pretty sure that they were meant to be mounted like that. On the bike, they would click in, but soon I figured they would not let go of the pedal. I was on the ground still trying to release my feet from the pedals. Then one friend from the club wanted to take a look at the bottom of my shoes... Then he grinned. That they were mounted the wrong way. So 15 guys stopped, for 10 minutes, during which I unscrewed one cleat while that friend unscrewed the other... After mounting the cleats the right way, I was surprised how easy they were actually letting go of the pedals!
This was way back. But just yesterday, the screws of the left shoe cleat had come lose without me realizing it. My left foot would not let go of the pedal again, reminding me of those early (and embarrassing) times... Again I was on the ground flat, and I struggled quite some time to release my foot.
Cleats made me fall many times, in short.
Edited by: MPLANE37 at: 3/12/2012 (15:31)
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