Yesterday I went to lust and drool at a bike shop, pricing out N+1. I found something interesting, but it was getting late, so I decided I'd come back for a test drive another day. Then I took a new route home, exploring some neighborhoods I've never been through before.
I managed to impale a chain link on part of my derailleur a mile or two into the ride home. I have no idea how this happened ... I just noticed that the cranks were jammed. And that I couldn't fix it. It was late enough that I wasn't going to make it to an LBS and get it fixed today.
Coasting downhill is easy enough, but it turns out it's pretty difficult to make a bike with no (working) pedals go on the flats. I had my right foot clipped in, and was "walking" with my left, pushing the bike forward. There was much laughter by all, but especially by the other cyclists going by. It must have looked like I thought I was on a skateboard, pushing off with one leg, coasting a bit, then pushing off again. But it's easier than walking in road shoes.