I got the new bike all tweaked and ready to roll. I took the straps off of the pedals and tossed them. They were just an accident waiting to happen. Who want's to be tied to a bicycle if you take a tumble? I've ordered some plain old nylon replacements.
Going from a mountain to a road bike is taking some getting used to. It's a lot lighter and with the narrow tires it will fly! But some things are different. Like looking back to check traffic. When I was riding the mountain bike looking back was easy since I was sitting straight up. On the new bike I'm all hunched over so when I look back I have a tendancy to swerve a bit. I'm sure I will get used to it.