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    track stand flop

    at full intersection after fixing both front and rear flats. snow salt sludge day, 15 f, wind. did not feel sexy.

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    I know how that goes. As long as no one points and laughs at you its ok.
    ride for fun

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    I'm really good at falling from a track stand and getting caught in my chain at the same time.

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    It adds a bit of humor when you are clipped in and the bike bounces up with your legs still attached.
    http://velospace.org/node/3511

    Hells yeah that's a quick release on there. In case I need to release it quick!

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    they can point and laugh--i just don't want the flats.

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    I don't know how everyone always has these falls. I can't always keep a trackstand, especially in the wind but I just put my foot down. I usually have clips on so maybe I'd lose it more with clipless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icknayvon View Post
    It adds a bit of humor when you are clipped in and the bike bounces up with your legs still attached.
    i win.

    you know, how many times do we think of the cool, self-depricating things we're gonna do when stuff like this happens, ala take the hands-up bow, etc., and i never remember...

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    You guys know there's absolutely nothing wrong with putting a foot down at red lights, right?

    Right?

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    There's also absolutely nothing wrong with trackstanding at a light.
    “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark,
    When work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having,
    Just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road,
    Without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”
    -Arthur Conan Doyle


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    Quote Originally Posted by pirate View Post
    There's also absolutely nothing wrong with trackstanding at a light.
    Unless, say, you're incapable of doing so and fall over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
    You guys know there's absolutely nothing wrong with putting a foot down at red lights, right?

    Right?
    srlsly?!! can i dump these skinny jeans, too? my butt looks huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reluctantfeste View Post
    i win.

    you know, how many times do we think of the cool, self-depricating things we're gonna do when stuff like this happens, ala take the hands-up bow, etc., and i never remember...
    The first thing I usually do is act like I am checking my bike for the "mechanical failure" that caused me to fall.
    http://velospace.org/node/3511

    Hells yeah that's a quick release on there. In case I need to release it quick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icknayvon View Post
    The first thing I usually do is act like I am checking my bike for the "mechanical failure" that caused me to fall.
    That's key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icknayvon View Post
    The first thing I usually do is act like I am checking my bike for the "mechanical failure" that caused me to fall.
    i had nothing. leg tail leg

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    Quote Originally Posted by icknayvon View Post
    The first thing I usually do is act like I am checking my bike for the "mechanical failure" that caused me to fall.
    Indeed, if its a wet day i tend to curse also

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
    You guys know there's absolutely nothing wrong with putting a foot down at red lights, right?

    Right?
    No--but you're right--the whole reason I clawed on too long was ego. the plow had just busted through and I had nowhere but smack in the middle of the lane and I just didn't have it in me to make that line re-pass or go fast enough so they wouldn't have to so I assuaged my dorkitude for waiting at the light by clingingggg

    before I fell I looked sexy

    except for the jeans

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    had a clipless fall just the other day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiju-velo View Post
    had a clipless fall just the other day!
    same here. First clipless fall and I totally deserved it. I was waiting outside a friends apartment for him to come down. I was on the sidewalk and decided to trackstand the time away. A girl walked by me on my right and I apologized for being in the way but right as I started talking a guy passed on my left and startled me. I fell over and couldnt get my foot out of the pedal without standing up, which is hard when your foot is still clipped it and so you're pinned to the ground under the bike.

    ugh. now I feel like I'm *** shy at lights to trackstand on clipless.

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    You just have to go with it, if you are still clipped it and on the ground, start pedalling and pretend that you didn't fall down, nobody will notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straws View Post
    A girl walked by me on my right and I apologized for being in the way but right as I started talking a guy passed on my left and startled me.
    Admit it. She was hot and you were distracted.

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    i usually yell out, Fing POTHOLES, UNEVEN GROUND SUX

    then point at random person to look at said crappy asphault

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
    You just have to go with it, if you are still clipped it and on the ground, start pedalling and pretend that you didn't fall down, nobody will notice.
    ftw

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    i started trackstanding in the wet at a set of lights that have streetcar tracks ... well needless to say i got my front wheel caught, and it got pulled out from under me. i only had one foot clipped in, so i dropped the bike and kinda went down in slow motion, luckily it was rush hour and there were like 4x10^23 people standing and watching me fall. so i got back up, hopped on my bike and stood there like an idiot for like 5 min waiting for the light to change........ and when i did i missed the clip in and almost sacked my self on the toptube


    worst riding day in my life (well in the city, well no, but lets just say it was and leave it at that)
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    i kick my heels out sideways and land on my feet usually. a bit graceless, but better than faceplanting
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    I think its called the "Nagasawa Save" when you are able to get your feet up in the air, sacrificing your body for the good of your too-expensive MKS pedals and the paint of your too-expensive NJS frame

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