Sunday, March 29, 2009

Let Me Upgrade 'Ya

Jessica and I upgraded our bikes on Saturday to new and improved pedals. It is common practice that cycling enthusiasts and experienced riders (which we are not, yet) use what are called "clipless pedals" on their bikes. These types of pedals come with shoes that you wear that actually "clip" together, essentially forcing our foot to stay with the pedal at all times.

This equipment allows your legs to both push the pedal, just as you can with athletic shoes and regular pedals, but this also allows you to pull the pedal. Basically, we should be able to improve our speed but more than that we can improve our riding efficiency. Hopefully, this will give our legs more muscles to use and provide us with a little more endurance training. How's that for a technical explanation of cycling from a non-technical new cyclist?

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