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First ride on clipless. You'll never guess what happend.
« on: January 27, 2009, 05:50:18 PM »
So I strapped on my new shoes, attached the pedals and off I went. Did decent in the backyard, so I figured I was ready for a spin around the hood. Did fine for a bit, clipped in and out, left seemed tight, but I figured it a new thing to get used to. Things got sketchy once I started to get to some red lights. Three lights in and, oh-no, straight down. Had to have been a sight for those who noticed. Direct shot to the knee, not too painfull, but iceing it to prevent swelling and hope it's not to bad in the morning.

So anyone who has there first ride on clipless, STAY IN THE GRASS, even if you feel secure. I read this, but ignored it....... Sorry now. Haha
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Re: First ride on clipless. You'll never guess what happend.
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2009, 06:05:37 PM »
So I strapped on my new shoes, attached the pedals and off I went. Did decent in the backyard, so I figured I was ready for a spin around the hood. Did fine for a bit, clipped in and out, left seemed tight, but I figured it a new thing to get used to. Things got sketchy once I started to get to some red lights. Three lights in and, oh-no, straight down. Had to have been a sight for those who noticed. Direct shot to the knee, not too painfull, but iceing it to prevent swelling and hope it's not to bad in the morning.

So anyone who has there first ride on clipless, STAY IN THE GRASS, even if you feel secure. I read this, but ignored it....... Sorry now. Haha

LMAO.
doesnt only happen to noobies, it happens to everyone from time to time, except me.  I saw Morrisson do it just the other day, TWICE!LMFAO ;D

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Re: First ride on clipless. You'll never guess what happend.
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2009, 06:17:40 PM »
I just did that the other weekend in the Alafia parking lot.
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Re: First ride on clipless. You'll never guess what happend.
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 06:18:24 PM »
Yep, definitely happens to everyone from time to time.  Make sure the next time you do it, you're in a crowded parking lot at the trailhead and everyone witnesses it.  Those are the best.  ;D
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Re: First ride on clipless. You'll never guess what happend.
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009, 06:19:27 PM »
This will definitely not be your last time.  ;D

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Re: First ride on clipless. You'll never guess what happend.
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2009, 06:41:50 PM »
I just did that the other weekend in the Alafia parking lot.

I wasn't going to mention any names Bill  ;)
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Re: First ride on clipless. You'll never guess what happend.
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2009, 06:43:03 PM »
I just did that the other weekend in the Alafia parking lot.

I wasn't going to mention any names Bill  ;)

I've got nobody to impress :)  My daughters would find it funny ('silly daddy') and my wife would laugh.
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Re: First ride on clipless. You'll never guess what happend.
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2009, 07:20:25 PM »
So I strapped on my new shoes, attached the pedals and off I went. Did decent in the backyard, so I figured I was ready for a spin around the hood. Did fine for a bit, clipped in and out, left seemed tight, but I figured it a new thing to get used to. Things got sketchy once I started to get to some red lights. Three lights in and, oh-no, straight down. Had to have been a sight for those who noticed. Direct shot to the knee, not too painfull, but iceing it to prevent swelling and hope it's not to bad in the morning.

So anyone who has there first ride on clipless, STAY IN THE GRASS, even if you feel secure. I read this, but ignored it....... Sorry now. Haha

LMAO.
doesnt only happen to noobies, it happens to everyone from time to time, except me.  I saw Morrisson do it just the other day, TWICE!LMFAO ;D

that's weird, Morrison came unclipped fine when he endo'd on the first tree into Northcreek ???
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Re: First ride on clipless. You'll never guess what happend.
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2009, 07:21:14 PM »
i'm always super nervous about fainting goat syndrome in the parking lots. i unclip my feet about 6 cars away from where i'm stopping, lol
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Re: First ride on clipless. You'll never guess what happend.
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2009, 07:30:14 PM »
"Fainting goat syndrome"  LOL
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Re: First ride on clipless. You'll never guess what happend.
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2009, 07:44:26 PM »
My 8yr old is going to use them at the next club ride.  Should be funny......I mean interesting! ;D

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Re: First ride on clipless. You'll never guess what happend.
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2009, 08:45:53 AM »
I just did that the other weekend in the Alafia parking lot.
This is why I wear knee/shin guards.
I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity.

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Re: First ride on clipless. You'll never guess what happend.
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2009, 09:24:23 AM »
I just did that the other weekend in the Alafia parking lot.
This is why I wear knee/shin guards.

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Re: First ride on clipless. You'll never guess what happend.
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2009, 12:31:10 PM »
I thought it would be smart to practice my wheelies after installing a fresh pair of clips. I landed on my bike with the bike on top of me, still attached.  ???

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Re: First ride on clipless. You'll never guess what happend.
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2009, 12:53:19 PM »
I landed on my bike with the bike on top of me, still attached.  ???

How do you do that???

 

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