Yesterday I went out with the new to me (vintage) cannondale road bike.
Has clipless pedals. First time using the whole set up.
Got in and out a few times in the grass before heading out.
Went on a leisurely ride around the neighborhood,
testing out the new bike, and making sure my bum was ok (see other post)
Clipped in and out at stop signs several times AOK..
25 mins in, came to a stop sign and...
got clipped out ok. Stopped and waiting for several cars to pass.
Went to get started, and get my 2nd cleat clipped in, missed,
and fell. Bike went straight up in the air.
Gave the lady at the stop sign next to me a heart attack I think.
She came running out asking if she needed to call an ambulance.
Got a scraped knee and elbow, and a sore shoulder this morning,
but it's kind of nice getting my first fall out of the way.
I know I'll survive.
Though it's funny how much worse scrapes look when you're sweating.
Embarrassing more than anything.