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Old 08-26-08, 05:59 PM   #1
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Damn!!!!! First fall.

Dangit, rode my 10 mile route this evening, made all of my stops and clipped in and out just fine.

Get home and up into my driveway, unclip right, stop the bike then unclip left.

Get feet firmly planted on the ground and...... here it comes..... Charlie horse in my left leg and the bike and I go down. Nice scrape on my left leg and and little scrape on my left arm.

Oh well..... At least I have the first fall out of the way...
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Dangit, rode my 10 mile route this evening, made all of my stops and clipped in and out just fine.

Get home and up into my driveway, unclip right, stop the bike then unclip left.

Get feet firmly planted on the ground and...... here it comes..... Charlie horse in my left leg and the bike and I go down. Nice scrape on my left leg and and little scrape on my left arm.

Oh well..... At least I have the first fall out of the way...

I hop you didn't scratch that nice bike.
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Old 08-26-08, 06:33 PM   #3
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The Tombay jury has replayed your post several times. If your statement is correct (you may verify, we trust you) then you had in fact unclipped both feet prior to a charley horse induced fall.

We are sorry to inform you that your application for membership into Club Tombay has been denied at this time. We do however welcome future efforts to join.
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The Tombay jury has replayed your post several times. If your statement is correct (you may verify, we trust you) then you had in fact unclipped both feet prior to a charley horse induced fall.

We are sorry to inform you that your application for membership into Club Tombay has been denied at this time. We do however welcome future efforts to join.
I'll probably apply at a later date. I was out of both sides and had both feet planted firmly on the ground.
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I'll probably apply at a later date. I was out of both sides and had both feet planted firmly on the ground.
I think we need a new club for those who fall with both feet firmly planted on the ground!
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At least you fell on the left side (protected the DRs).

Thus far my CT score shows 2 right and only 1 left Tombay events. Oh, and add a crash to the right too.
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Oh well..... At least I have the first fall out of the way...
Yes, but not the last.
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Oh well..... At least I have the first fall out of the way...
Sorry, that one doesn't count.
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I hop you didn't scratch that nice bike.
George, the worst part about my two clipless falls (the first while I was almost stopped, but forgot.... the second while I was completely stopped and unclipped on the right with my foot on the ground) is that they scratched the bike both times. This last one also tore the bar tape on one side when it hit the ground. My bruises will heal but my beautiful new (March '08) bike is scratched in a few places that were still shiny new before I went clipless.
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I hop you didn't scratch that nice bike.
Haven't had a chance to really check it out. But, I'm sure that there are a couple of scratches. There's a torn place on the seat and the bar tape looks a little scuffed.
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George, the worst part about my two clipless falls (the first while I was almost stopped, but forgot.... the second while I was completely stopped and unclipped on the right with my foot on the ground) is that they scratched the bike both times. This last one also tore the bar tape on one side when it hit the ground. My bruises will heal but my beautiful new (March '08) bike is scratched in a few places that were still shiny new before I went clipless.
I know that wouldn't make me happy at all.

When I had mine about a week, my wife kicked mine by accident and knocked it over. I almost had a heart attack, but everything was fine. I know it's going to happen, but I didn't want it to happen so soon.
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A fall is much better than a crash.
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I think we need a new club for those who fall with both feet firmly planted on the ground!
But wouldn't you need multiple members in order to have a club?
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But wouldn't you need multiple members in order to have a club?
I don't know - can you have a club of one? OTOH, I bet there are a bunch of folks who have fallen with both feet frimly planted on the ground who just haven't told us yet!

We might have a club of 100!
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Let's not be so hasty in our judgements here. You guys that are so picky about somebody falling with both feet on the ground need to review our sister thread involving single malt scotch and then get back with me. I can see it. Have your people call my people.
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I know that wouldn't make me happy at all.

When I had mine about a week, my wife kicked mine by accident and knocked it over. I almost had a heart attack, but everything was fine. I know it's going to happen, but I didn't want it to happen so soon.
Ouch. But was it parked in the kitchen?
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Let's not be so hasty in our judgements here. You guys that are so picky about somebody falling with both feet on the ground need to review our sister thread involving single malt scotch and then get back with me. I can see it. Have your people call my people.
I was just getting ready to go that direction. Definitely a factor.
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But wouldn't you need multiple members in order to have a club?
sadly... i would qualify for membership. no elaboration offered at this time.

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