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Old 01-15-09, 03:17 AM   #1
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Fell off!!!

Had my 43 years young birthday yesterday and as a treat went out for ride near home (Keighley, West Yorkshire - England). Excellent 2.5 hour ride - cold, wet, sunny and challenging. Felt 18 again.....

Fell off because i had fitted new pedals and didn't adjust the release tension!!! Doh!!! Stuck on the ground and couldn't get my feet out for laughing.....

Any body else done the same - or is it just me!!!
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Old 01-15-09, 06:06 AM   #2
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Might as well ask has anybody with clipless not fallen off.

As another poster said in another thread, there are two kinds of clipless riders, those who have crashed already, and those who are going to crash.
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Old 01-15-09, 06:22 AM   #3
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I have never done this, so you must just be an idiot.
I'm going to do the Chel thing here and sure you realize that I'm joking
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^ Do the people with whom you ride know you're about to crash?
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I've never fallen.
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+1. Not even once.
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i fall, it's fun. i slid out on the ice last week riding in a snow storm. i laughed, then crossed the road to pick my girlfriend up from work.
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i fall, it's fun.
Must be pretty minor falls if it's fun.
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Must be pretty minor falls if it's fun.
Yeah, seperated shoulders aren't fun.
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as long as i can walk away, and laugh about it later it's fun. it may hurt like hell at the time, but thinking back, i always get a laugh about it. this particular incident, i just slid out while i was barley moving so it wasn't bad at all. banged my hip on the ice, but oh well. one that i always laugh about, it was a while ago, but i was coming down a rocky trail and i ran dead on into two rocks inbeded in the ground like a V. they stopped me dead and i went right over the bars, landed flat on my back, on more rocks, slide for a while. after i got untangled from my bike limped to the side to grab some water, i rod away. thinking of how i must have looked flying through the air then sliding like a turtle on my back down the trail. it must have look funny as hell to my friend that was with me. and i laugh about it every time i think about it.
I've eaten a lot of ****, mostly from skateboarding, but if you can't laugh about it later on you'll never get back on the horse. i find riding, and skating fun. getting hurt is part of it. so that makes it fun to.
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Had my 43 years young birthday yesterday and as a treat went out for ride near home (Keighley, West Yorkshire - England). Excellent 2.5 hour ride - cold, wet, sunny and challenging. Felt 18 again.....

Fell off because i had fitted new pedals and didn't adjust the release tension!!! Doh!!! Stuck on the ground and couldn't get my feet out for laughing.....

Any body else done the same - or is it just me!!!
I've pinned myself on the ground a couple times in ways that it was extremely difficult to get out of the pedals. Once, it was with straps and that took me quite a long time to get out of.
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I have fallen, but never because of clipless pedals.
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I've never fallen. I have, however, crashed, slammed, highsided, lowsided, endoed, looped out, lawn darted, stuffed it, racked it, stacked it, flailed, bailed, biffed, and totally eaten sht.

Speaking strictly metaphorically of the last, btw.
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Never biffed it huh? That's too bad Gastro... i think you might be missing out on something.
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I've never fallen. I have, however, crashed, slammed, highsided, lowsided, endoed, looped out, lawn darted, stuffed it, racked it, stacked it, flailed, bailed, biffed, and totally eaten sht.
And despite all of that, you are "OK."
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You have no idea
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Never biffed it huh? That's too bad Gastro... i think you might be missing out on something.
I figured "biffed" was close enough. Am I missing some subtle distinction?
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Everyone I know with clipless has tipped over at least once. I think I go over the bars more than I fall over now...ever notice how there are two completely different ways to over the bars? The olympic hurdler way when you're kind of expecting it and then the face-in-the-dirt way?
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/\ you're forgetting the handstand, land on your back way.
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i fall, it's fun. i slid out on the ice last week riding in a snow storm. i laughed, then crossed the road to pick my girlfriend up from work.
Did she ride on the handlebars or your pegs?
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I figured "biffed" was close enough. Am I missing some subtle distinction?
no... i'm just an idiot and got lost in exspanse of your falling down vocab and missed it. i e-biffed, i guess. thank you for your time and patience.
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Did she ride on the handlebars or your pegs?
put the bike in the back seat and drove her car.
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put the bike in the back seat and drove her car.
Sooo, she picked you up...
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Sooo, she picked you up...

you can say that, nudge nudge.

edit: hmmmm I guess I should have said I put the bike in the back seat and then I drove her car home. but either way a few mixed drinks when we got home to warm up from the cold, and well.....
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