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Old 03-26-07, 05:57 PM
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My first bail with clipless pedals

Complete success

Anyway, I was on Wagon Wheel up in Tamarancho the other day when I unsuccessfully tried to ratchet through that rocky section (my clearance isn't as high as I'd like it to be). I hit a pedal on a rock and immediately lost all forward momentum.

Oh crap.

I instinctively unclipped my right foot first even though I was falling toward my left. Whoops. On the way down I managed to unclip my left foot and I barely got both of my feet on the slope, though I was still falling.

Another hop over the branch and onto the rock below, I thought I was good, but then I lost footing (damn cleats).

Near the bottom-right corner of the pic I hit the grass with my arm and rolled onto my shoulder and back and FINALLY I was on stable ground; and on my feet.



I did that entire sequence in about two seconds, and not a scratch on me, woohoo!
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Old 03-26-07, 06:27 PM
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very nice. i'll give it a 9.7 out of 10.
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Old 03-26-07, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan
very nice. i'll give it a 9.7 out of 10.
.7 for the awesome drawing
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Old 03-26-07, 07:04 PM
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The drawing gets you bonus points. Graded on the Gastro curve scale I give you a 7.78
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I laughed, good stuff.
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Best documentation of events, ever on the Forum! Great Job!
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I'm confused. How was the "kittah" involved?
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Originally Posted by junkyard
I'm confused. How was the "kittah" involved?
That's who drew the arrows and stick figure!
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the "kittah" is hiddin on your trail, makin you wreakz
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lol nice
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That pic is great. Now you've got the side to side clipless dismount down, next is "clipless dismount while going over the bars" , before graduating to "clipless dismount while falling backwards doing wheelies in the parking lot".

I'm not such a good rider anymore, but I'm still pretty good at bailing.
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As I'm playing the part of the Russian judge I feel compelled to mark you down for too much dust and haphazard artwork.

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This is why I do not plan to get clipless pedals anytime in the near future.
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Originally Posted by ThePwninator
This is why I do not plan to get clipless pedals anytime in the near future.

nah, don't be scared off. Riding clipless is one of those little rites of passage in cycling that you should just get over. Sure there is a learning curve, but it's pretty fast, and depending on your riding style its a great improvement in control (this thread not withstanding).
Personally, I switched to flats though after about 10 years.
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Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
That pic is great. Now you've got the side to side clipless dismount down, next is "clipless dismount while going over the bars" , before graduating to "clipless dismount while falling backwards doing wheelies in the parking lot".

I'm not such a good rider anymore, but I'm still pretty good at bailing.
There is no feeling like unclipping, jumping over the handlebars and landing on your feet as the bike endos.
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Originally Posted by junkyard
There is no feeling like unclipping, jumping over the handlebars and landing on your feet as the bike endos.

and running like hell before the saddle hatchets the back of your head
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Do you work for NASA?
I think I saw your work during Mars landings, you do some nice terrain stitching!

Congrats on the bike-ditching, hopefully I'll have a story like you once I get my clipless!
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Originally Posted by JiggyNS
Do you work for NASA?
I think I saw your work during Mars landings, you do some nice terrain stitching!

Nah, it's just a nifty utility called autostitch

It's good stuff.

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Thats awesome, this could keep me busy for hours!
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Was the kittah the thing that caused you to suddenly swerved off course.........
Nice landing by the way. A great text book landing
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