perpendicular to the fall line. Clip-in your power foot and put it in the 1 o'clock position in a low gear. Push off and start to spin; do not worry about your other foot getting clipped in; it's the flailng that throws everyone off and they lose their drive and balance. Just get that other foot on the pedal enough to apply force and keep the spin going. You foot will find it's place in the spin.
You may find that a right handed or left handed approach will work best for you.
something i have found usefull is placing the second foot on the crank arm which gives me more balance and leverae on the first stroke, and lets me spin on the ball of my foot afterwards to clip in. Is kind of strange and it all started as a mistake but it works wonders for me.
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