Well, I did as the article said. I have just done 3 hrs in skate type trainers and DMR V8's.
In conclusion there is nothing wrong with my for position, going up hill sucs in any shoe/pedal combo. I tried loads of different postions and tried to see if I felt any improvement. Zip, nada, squat, zero. I have put DX SPD's back on the Orange and on my way home ordered some Body Geomerty SPD boots from my local Specialized dealer.
I will however keep using flats for going into town, about 7 miles, as it is a nice trick to be able to walk around dressed like an adult.
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale M1000 Deore XT M730. 1992 Raleigh Dyna Tech Quantum Deore XT.
Retro Road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 600 STI. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti Campagnolo Athena 8 Ergopower.
Modern: 2004 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6600. 2014 Wilier GTR Ultegra 6800.