I wonder how many of you guys use toe clips or cleats. Though right now I can not claim to be a "cyclist" since I do not ride more than once in six months, a few years back I used to be a regular. I had got so used to riding with toe clips on (cleats were very new at that time) that if I would try riding a bike without toe clips, I felt very uncomfortable, sometimes even getting unbalanced. My feet had got so accustomed to pulling as well as pushing the pedals, that even today, when I try riding a bicycle without toe clips, I have to be careful.
People have often felt alarmed by the thought of having their feet "tied" to the bike when they ride in traffic. I found it hard explaining to them that its so easy to remove your feet from the toe clip at a moment's notice.
Your views please?