Mrs Geezer and I were out on the tandem this morning, enjoying the beginning of the cooler weather (relatively speaking - still high 90.s) and feelng good. Seana has a sweater wrapped around her waist in case we stop somewhere air-conditioned. ( I think you can see where this tale is going).
So, about an hour in, nicely warmed up, and we're going down a slight descent when the back wheel locks solid. I think I'm doing pretty well to keep the bike balanced and in line until we stop (leaving at least a thirty yard skidmark). As I was otherwise engaged, the unclipping from the pedals trick hadn't been on the top of my mind. Seana steps off daintily while I topple over with the bike on top.
As we set about unwrapping the sweater from the wheel and the seat stays and the brakes where it had slipped and jammed things, Seana helpfully points out "Well, if you weren't clipped in with those silly shoes, you wouldn't have fallen off!"
So, what do you think? Smile and agree and be grateful for a riding companion - or give some corrective feedback with the frame pump? I'd be grateful for your views.