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RoaringMad Mac 05-19-09 10:58 AM

Thought I was going to get away with it.
 
Well, I have been pretty good in my clipless pedals until yesterday.

I was riding along with my sister in law who has decided to start riding her bike in the afternoon. I let her get ahead of me so I could see what her pace was. I looked down one second and she was stopped. I tried really hard to get out quickly but it was like 1 second. I threw the brakes on and struggled and then toppled over. LOL. She screamed if I was okay. I got out of the pedals and was more shocked than hurt.

Got me a good ole road rash on my knee.

Tom Stormcrowe 05-19-09 11:19 AM

Welcome to the club! :p It happens to virtually everyone. ;)

bautieri 05-19-09 11:37 AM

Bummer about the fall, I hope it heals up quickly. The good news is that you lost a half ounce, it's just too bad that you left it on the pavement.

theetruscan 05-19-09 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe (Post 8945941)
Welcome to the club! :p It happens to everyone. ;)

Fixed .

jyossarian 05-19-09 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theetruscan (Post 8946113)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe (Post 8945941)
Welcome to the club! :p It happens to virtually everyone. ;)

Fixed .

Fixed back.

10 Wheels 05-19-09 12:21 PM

Come back in two weeks after you fall again, and injure the same area.

RoaringMad Mac 05-19-09 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 10 Wheels (Post 8946425)
Come back in two weeks after you fall again, and injure the same area.

Oh my god, I can't even imagine that.

ZXiMan 05-19-09 01:07 PM

mmmmmn hmmmmn.... what were you really looking at huh? ;)

RoaringMad Mac 05-19-09 03:51 PM

Not like that believe me.

dlester 05-19-09 05:50 PM

It will probably happen again, too!

I hadn't done it in probably ten years, but I was riding with my wife and son, had just taken off fully expecting to have to stop right away, so I didn't clip in (or so I thought). We stopped as expected, I went to put my foot down, but even though I had not clipped in on purpose, I was definitely in and went down. No rashes, but my knee on that side did get wrenched a bit and it is mildly uncomfortable to walk (though oddly enough there is no pain when riding).

I figure I am good to go for another ten years now.

Hill-Pumper 05-19-09 06:47 PM

I just hate that eerie feeling between the time you realize that you are not going to get your feet out and, the time you hit the ground. :twitchy: Now, if you could put the feeling into a carnival ride and no one was to get hurt, then you could sell that ride all day long. :lol:

donalson 05-19-09 07:30 PM

i'd been riding clipless for over 10 years... never a single incident like that... and then a few months back I was riding with a buddy on the trail... no more then 5 min after he'd toppled over while getting used to clipless (1st time out with em) I was looling back and chatting with him comming to a stop and i managed to put the wrong foot down... opps...

it happens... but usualy it isn't that painful more of a shocker then pain lol

RoaringMad Mac 05-20-09 09:05 AM

Yeah, it's more of a shocker than anything. amazing when you learn how to fall it is not as bad.


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