I decided to try some of those clipless death pedals.
I've gone a little off the deep end in the cycling department. 6 months ago I didn't own a bike, now I have 2, all kinds of toys (I mean necessary equipment). I'm signed up for Tour de Cure (hoping to make it 50 miles), and planning on riding a century (hopefully before summer starts, definitely before the end of the year). I'm drooling over LHT's like a 5 year old, and just bought a Brooks saddle-what is wrong with me.
So I decided that clipless was the way to be, add some speed, add some workout intensity, it will be great. Well, I went down today. I haven't tried riding the wrong side of the bike in a lot of years, and you know what, it still hurts. I was practicing in the driveway, and when the bike stopped, it leaned the wrong way. I skillfully and gracefully slammed all 300 pounds of me into the gravel; no helmet, no glasses, probably would have broken my wrist if my elbow hadn't hit first.
Clipless death pedals 1, me 0.