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Now initiated into the world of clipless pedals

Old 06-18-08, 03:49 PM
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Now initiated into the world of clipless pedals

I would just like to announce that I now am initiated into the world of clipless pedals. I traveled a total distance of 5 feet before my first crash on my new bike. Haha. I learned my lesson quick after that.
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Old 06-18-08, 04:50 PM
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If I ever go clipless, I'll buy the clipless on one side and platform on the other side of the pedal. This way I have the option when I take my bike onto city streets.

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Old 06-18-08, 05:48 PM
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I just finished my second ride on clipless pedals... so far no real crashes! The one "crash" I had was when trying to unclip while riding in a sand box
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Old 06-18-08, 05:57 PM
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I'm still getting used to unclipping while semi panicked...

It's an awful feeling, trying to get your foot loose, knowing in your head that you need to twist your heel, but for some reason your foot just wants to jerk straight up...and you topple over.

Usually the first person I see on the trail that day happens to ride by at the same time...and I can only hang my head in shame, mumbling something about not being used to the pedals...
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Old 06-18-08, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by kramnnim View Post
I'm still getting used to unclipping while semi panicked...

It's an awful feeling, trying to get your foot loose, knowing in your head that you need to twist your heel, but for some reason your foot just wants to jerk straight up...and you topple over.

Usually the first person I see on the trail that day happens to ride by at the same time...and I can only hang my head in shame, mumbling something about not being used to the pedals...
I panicked once when I had clipless pedals on a road bike I had. The right shoe lace got caught in the chain and I couldn't get my right foot out. Luckily I wasn't going fast, but I just tipped over into the grass.
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Originally Posted by wheels53 View Post
I panicked once when I had clipless pedals on a road bike I had. The right shoe lace got caught in the chain and I couldn't get my right foot out. Luckily I wasn't going fast, but I just tipped over into the grass.
What shoes were you riding with that had laces?
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I had my first ride today since dislocating my shoulder last week. Last Tuesdays lesson was "don't attempt wheelies while learning to ride clipless"
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