So I went to my favorite bike shop last Thursday, Hawley's Bicycle World!! Got to see and visit with some good friends! I picked up some mountain bike shoes and clipless pedals for Bill's bike and put them on his Rockhopper the next day.
A couple days later we took the bikes out for a ride on the abandoned golf course across the street from where we live. I gave Bill some basic instruction on clipless pedals. In typical husband fashion he listened to part of what I said and claimed he knew what to do. We started off down the road and in just a few hundred feet realized we were underdressed and turned back to go and get our wind vests.
It's pretty much a given that the first or second time you get clipless pedals that you're going to fall over. I've done it, I think everyone I know has fallen. Bill has a couple of bruises, a couple of scrapes on his knee and a sore wrist. (Yes, he was wearing a helmet.)
You know what they say about cyclists? There are two kinds.... "Those who have fallen, and those who are going to fall." Initiation complete!