I may be a moron.
[Backstory: I was out riding in the woods when one of the two screws anchoring my cleat to my right bike shoe went missing. I only noticed when I tried to get my foot off my pedal and fell over instead. Got my shoe off the pedal, determined source of problem, didn't have another screw (will carry several in the future), and decided to tighten the remaining screw and hope it held so I could bike (rather than walk) the five miles to my car. I got to my car, but had to take my pedal off to get off the bike.]
So I have a shoe connected to a screw holding in the cleat which is firmly fixed to a pedal. Is it mechanic time, or is there some cagey trick for prying my cleat out of my pedal?
Thank you thank you.