A gentlemen tells me today about getting used to his new clipless pedals on his road bike yesterday. He says he is in between two cars at an intersection at a red light and couldn't get his left foot unclipped and he starts bouncing up and down trying to get his foot unclipped and just falls over still stuck to the bike. He looks up and the lady in the car behind him has her face covered and is laughing so hard she can't even look up. She finally rolls down her window and asks if he is alright.
Of course, I'm fine he tells her as he struggles to jump back up on the bike with his left foot still stuck in the pedal and falls over again. This time he pulls his foot out of his shoe and and gets back up and jumps on the bike and tries to pedal off. The left shoe comes flying off the pedal into the middle of traffic and he falls over again.
Once he is on the side of the road he has to wait until the light turns red so he can retrieve his shoe.
He said he didn't realize that he could adjust the tension on the pedals until he got home and read the instructions. The left one was set to max tension. He said that he could now clip and unclip with ease.
He was laughing about it harder than I was. He seems to have a good sense of humor!