I made the decision to give a few triathlons a go, so I got myself a road bike towards the end of last year (Giant Defy 5 if you're interested), and, whilst I'm still trying to get my cycling legs back I've begun to think about cycling shoes. The reason I've asked this question on these august forums instead of Triathletes World or 220 Triathlon is mainly to get a better range of opinions and (possibly) some humour. I have a relative who is an Iron(wo)Man complete with tattoo who reckons that I should wait until I become a good cyclist again, the bloke in the shop where I got my bike recommended a similar course of action. However, a few guys at work and the majority of posters on the sites listed above think that diving straight into clipless pedals is the way to go. So people of ARRSE, you have the distinction of being the tie breakers, should I stick with toe clips for a little while longer or should I stump up for some shoes (I already have pedals) and let you take bets on how many times I will fall off and make a twat of myself?