It depends what clipless pedals you are using. My friend hit a football sized pinecone during a sprint, and because he was using speedplays (harder than most pedals to clip in/out), he flipped over on his back still attached to his bike. I however atm, use m520s, a friend on my left side made a right turn into me; I some how clipped out of my pedals and landed on my feet.
Pretty funny. I remember very clearly getting my first bike with rat-traps and toe clips, 50 years ago. I was immediately turbine-powered, or so it felt. Only thing was that my feet got cold and the straps cut off circulation. I had to have them tight because I didn't have cycling shoes with sole plates. Clipless are better yet. Super funny not to have an Allen wrench to adjust your pedals. You get tired because of a lack of conditioning. It ain't the pedals!
Let's save ourselves some posts and just skip ahead to the part where clipless pedals can cause death.
Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!
Clipless helps you put your race face on.
The nazis didn't ride clipless.....think about it.
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Leo Tolstoy
paging alan bike houston
You could fall off a cliff and die.
You could get lost and die.
You could hit a tree and die.
OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.
Practice makes less sucky.