I had been thinking of changing my user status from "Clipless Noob" to something else. Then I went for a ride last night on my Jamis. I was speeding around, feeling very pleased with myself and my bike.
Yes, I had another clipless fall. Going through a crowded intersection. In front of a left-turning bus.
- DO NOT tempt the clipless gods.
- DO NOT EVER think you have any more natural riding ability than a circus bear.
- The sound of a hundred-or-so people shouting "WAH!" is actually pretty funny.
- If you have more than one bike, make sure you adjust the tension on your pedals to be roughly the same, so that you don't suddenly find your usual clipping-out twist completely inadequate.
Have a nice bruise on the heel of my left hand now, and a slightly scratched knee and elbow. The bike is fine. Hopefully my small blood sacrifice will appease the gods for a while.