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How do I avoid hitting the front tire with my foot? The distance doesn't seem big enough.

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Unlike stirrups on a horse saddle, where you would hook your heel up against it, pedalling is best done with the ball of your foot. This allows you to use your entire leg including your ankle to provide the power. This might seem a bit uncomfortable at first, but you will get used to it very quickly, since it will tire you less and is more like the natural motion of walking. Placing your foot too far forward on the pedal makes pedalling more like walking on your heels.

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