I fell again yesterday. I KNOW, I KNOW -- everyone falls (except SaiKaiTai) eventually. Even the young guy at the shop said "You'll fall......" Yesterday's fall was another knuckle-brained adventure. I automatically unclipped my right foot, which surprised me because I instinctively unclip on the left but I've been practicing on the right so I'd be more apt to fall in that direction instead of toward traffic. Anyway, I automatically unclipped my right foot, but before I put the foot down and leaned my bike in that direction, I tried to remove my left foot for some unknown reason -- I always unclip only one foot and leave the other one clipped in. Uh oh... I forgot it's still attached........ BAM! I fell to the left. Got three new bruises to my legs that are still bruised from the first fall, tore the handlebar tape, and scratched the cap on the end of the bars. Another scratch to add to the ones from the first fall. And this was just starting out yesterday.
In defense of clipless, I was also very tired yesterday. After staying up too late every night to watch the Olympics, I am sleep-deprived. I felt tired before we left. Perhaps it was a good day to sleep in (we arose at 6:00 am to meet the group).
So anyway.......... has anyone actually regretted going clipless and reverted back to platforms? Just wondering. I don't think I've seen a single comment from someone who did.... maybe they're too afraid to publicly admit it. Not that I am. I'm just curious.