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    NOOb o'side commuter's Avatar
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    You know i busted my a** today clipless pedals and shoes new to me

    I know everyone here has done it at least once and have an embarrassing story to so i might as well add mine to the mix I just purchased the Adidas - Minrett (06).

    so i was out with my new pedals and shoes as happy as can be, when riding through my neighborhood where some kids where riding bikes, skating, so i was flying by... they always try to race me home on my commute and at a stop they noticed i was adjusting my pedals and heard that lovey CLICK when you finally engage ( a sound only known to me when i am getting dropped by roadies after a light) i was stoked they were stoked and we all rode together until we get to my house.... there is a curb i jump it every day but today with the clipless i figured it was a good time to learn to bunny hop with this new gear WRONG ....smacked the curb, no air, just leaned over and fell I couldn't get unclipped... then all i hear is laughter DAMN the kids thought it was so funny, i haven't been embarrassed in a long while but today i was laughed at bunch of kid 1/4 of my age
    oh well now that is out of the way i guess i'm not due for another fall for awhile don't u think ???
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    SERENITY NOW!!! jyossarian's Avatar
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    You just jinxed yourself. You'll most likely fall over trying to unclip at a stop light next to a convertible filled with hot college girls.

    Oh, and congratulations!
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    Oh my God! Poor guy! That is the absolute worst-- it's funny how no matter what might be hurting immediately after the fall, it's always the pride that hurts the worst. My first time out with clipless, I did a nice slo-mo fall while stopped at a red light. A little 5 year old boy thought it was hysterical. I was so embarrassed that the i didn't even notice the bump on my hip and scrapes until I got home.

    I hope this doesn't take you off the road! I was so freaked out by the pedals I didn't ride my road bike for a week!
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    I'm learning clipless also. I have a skinned knee right now from falling over during the weekend.

    The good thing is that it's on a 'bent and therefore I don't fall very far at all. The bad thing is that I'm afraid when this happens that people blame it on the style of bike rather than the pedals and I'm a poor ambassador to 'bents when this happens.

    And yes, isn't it great how your bike wrecks are an instant comedy routine?
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    Hmmm, just picturing that, it really would be quite hilarious to watch! Well, as long as the only thing that got bruised was your ego, it's all good.
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    Ack!

    I practiced for a few hrs when I started. I have not fallen yet *knocks on wood*
    It's been something like 7 months since I converted to clipless.

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    You were supposed to say "I ment to do that" Like Pee Wee Herman did. Okay, maybe not.

    I went clipless this year too, but haven't fallen yet. My secret is to pre pick which foot I will pull out first with. And having it on the lowest setting helps in emergency panic situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian
    You just jinxed yourself. You'll most likely fall over trying to unclip at a stop light next to a convertible filled with hot college girls.

    Oh, and congratulations!

    Did exactly that about 20 something years ago when I went clipless. Mortifying, but you get over it ;p
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    Hint Hint - if you stop and unclip only one foot - don't try to make a U-turn by paddling with that foot. If it's your left foot you end up falling on the derailur side and bending it. Dang.
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    I've had clipless shoes for about a month now, and I have plenty of bruises to prove it. I've falled 3 times - twice because I forgot about the shoes and once because my chain fell off and I couldn't get unclipped in time to get off the bike. Each time I was way more concerned with feeling stupid than the fact that I hurt myself.

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    How are you liking the shoes? They look great in that pic.
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    Do you deny that you are clueless or do you just think that "moron" didn't need to be tacked on there?
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    Welcome to the riding clipless humility club oc.

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