Share your ideas on how [not] to fall with clipless
I ordered the entry level Eggbeaters from Performance Bike, they ended up a lot more expensive than expected due to taxes, but now I'm gone clipless. Yesterday was my first ride. I had read the all the topics on how folks have crashed/falled over/etc, including the famous 'unclip one side, fall to the other', 'come to traffic light, forget you're riding clipless'. So I thought that I am pretty prepared :D Anyway, I would like to present a new way of falling with clipless... Beware of letting your jeans too close to the front chainring. The jeans become stuck, and the I could not move my foot, which resulted in a spectacular crash. This was like the 3rd crash in the last 3 years of cycling. Not that it's a good idea to ride with jeans anyway.
Could you share your clipless experience? How not to fall, what to do when you're sure you ARE falling, what's the strategy when going over a very technical parts of road/singletrack (mud, very steep hills), etc.