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Old 09-01-06, 08:53 PM
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Clipless!!!

So... earlier this week I picked up a pair of Campus Pedals from Performance (Clipless on one side, platform on the other) and this morning I picked up a pair of Forte Traverse III MTB shoes... so... my first clipless experience!

Practiced for a couple minutes in the parking lot (Yes, I had the shoes on as soon as I was out the door! ) Then took off... Had no problems till I tried to cut through the new Home Depot's parking lot... never been in it before, ended up in a dead end and instead of turning around I was just gonna hop the curb and cross over to the driveway to get out.... So, pull the front tire up and over the curb, but I just didn't quite have enough momentum to get the back tire over and ... I'M CLIPPED IN! Yeah, fell over on my side, to complete my mandatory clipless fall. Luckily it was into the nice soft grass, and I had a good laugh.

Hope you all are enjoying your holiday weekend so far! (Yeah, I started a day early )
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clippless are fun huh?
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Now that you're clipless, try pulling back and up on the pedalstroke. You'll find thoe 2 mph you misplaced. As for falling, it happens to everyone. At least you got yours out of the way on some soft grass.
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sorry dude.. nice try. that officially does NOT count as your first fall! you have to be on a public street in front of several cars.. including, but certainly not limited to a fantastic convertable stopped right beside you, filled with 5 or 6 19-24 year old hotties, in bikinis, headed to the beach... yes the same girls that were checking you out, actually considering "picking you up" moments before. Only then, at that particular moment in time will you no longer be a "poser"




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Yeah, I loved riding clipless!

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Now that you're clipless, try pulling back and up on the pedalstroke. You'll find thoe 2 mph you misplaced. As for falling, it happens to everyone. At least you got yours out of the way on some soft grass.
Workin' on it... it seems to be harder on my bad knee, though, so I'll have to take it a little easy for a while.
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The beauty of those pedals is that when you are about to hop a curb or come to an icy patch of road/sidewalk or even a stop sign/light, you just clip out & flip the pedal over. It becomes second nature. I have a pair on my mtb as well and it's great when the going gets dicey.
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