So the other day, Iím at Old Orchard mall in Skokie with my girlfriend. Weíre walking around doing some shopping, blah blah blah. So weíre walking around and see the Apple store. Iím thinking ďhey, Iíll check out the ipod Iím going to get after ChristmasĒ. I grab her hand, turn left to walk into the store and WHAM!!!! I smash right into the glass front of the store, missing any door by at least 15 feet. It was super loud, as you can imagine a full body slam into a pane of glass would be. Everyone outside laughed at me. Everyone inside jumped, realized what happened, and laughed at me. I kept my cool, fixed my hair, quickly started talking about something else and found the proper door. When I was inside, people would just smile at me. I was all dressed up that night, which made it worse. Iím trying to look all spiffy and here I am running into walls. Thereís nothing quite like a group of about 12 fourteen year old girls laughing at you. Kudos to the Apple store people for keeping their store (and windows) so exceptionally clean.
I remember when I first got clipless pedals. The first day I had them, I was riding through the city (Columbus). Two times in a row, with the same cars behind me, when I rolled up to a traffic light, I forgot I was clipped in, and forgot how to clip out. Over I teeter. BAM, hit the ground. Problem is, since I had that sideways motion going, I kept rolling, ended up on my back, with my bike directly on top of me, vertically, upside down. Both feet were still on the pedals, hands on the handlebar, and everything.
I gotta stop trying to be so cool. Itís just not working out. Fortunately, Iím much better at biking now, and I rarely do stupid things anymore. But I still canít walk. I trip over my self all the time. Run into the corners with my shoulder, etc. I should just stay on two wheels.