I do have a pedal wrench (uh, thanks for the tip, Flatman, yeah, that's step one) and went at it.
I thought hard and remembered the correct way to turn them to remove them: Taking off the bike pedals - it's BACK = off (pedal wrench at 12 o'clock goes toward the back of the bike) and FORWARD = on.
Still no result. They were stuck on there like concrete.
So I put out an all-points-bulletin to my email lists for help. Am I doing it wrong?
Within minutes I had several helpful responses. Yes, I was turning them correctly.
Special thanks to:
- Brad Jeske who suggested a spritz of WD40 first to loosen them up
- My husband who suggested tapping the pedal wrench with a hammer to unfreeze the bolts
- Kevin Biek who sent a great link on the topic: http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=83
Yay! READY TO GO!! ON TO IRONMAN FLORIDA!!
What did we ever do without the Internet??