Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Bikes: Battaglin MAX, Chorus kit; Bianchi 928 Veloce; Ritchey Road Logic, 7410 Dura Ace
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I have never fallen because I couldn't get a foot OUT of the pedal. No, MY fall was because I couldn't get my foot IN.
I'd just gotten as set of clipless pedals for my commuter bike, which I was taking for longer and longer rides, WAY out of my way. I clipped in my left foot, pushed off, and was trying to get my other foot in when suddenly the curb on the opposite side of the street loomed up and there I was on the ground. Empty street, nobody around. My dignity was intact.
Later, I did ALMOST fall when I came to a stop light forgetting to unclip, but fortunately in my struggles, I must have twisted my foot because I unclipped and got the foot to the ground before I fell over. It would have been embarrassing, at rush hour, surrounded by cars, and me trying to be so cool!