...and promptly fell on my side.
i was heading south on the bike path that goes from noarlunga to the expressway and came to the bains rd crossing. i left foot release, but it just wouldnt undo, i tried to do the right foot at the very end, but i'd been stopeed for a fraction too long and tipped over to the left. small scuff at the bottom of the wrapping on the left bar and very light graze on the outside of the pedal. i did the nice thing and took the fall! i just got a couple of very small gravel cuts on my elbow and knee. managed a pb for the strava track between bains and hungry jacks after it though!
anyone else made a fool of themself at a main rd crossing! and yes a few cars were there as it happened, otherwise i wouldnt have stopped. i'm sure they got a laugh out of it.
That was you?? Hey if Id known Id have said hello.
On last week's TDU. My chain came off so I got off my bike and put my chain back on. Or so I thought. Without bothering to check that it was actually back on, I clipped in, realised that my chain wasn't on properly and didn't have time to unclip my left foot. Fell over in front of about 100 cyclists.
Your cadence would have been really healthy
Sorry, when you said "may" I didn't figure this discussion would be so funny.... :P
jetty road glenelg. middle of summer. wasn't even clips, just straps!
Any prizes for the most recent one ?
The most recent one for moi, less than two hours ago. Stopped on the bike track at the crossing of Capella Drive (hallett cove), last car went past, started to move off when a boy racer appeared from the right doing about 100 kmh (P plater).
I had just clipped back in and my instant reaction was to just stop, then the slow motion bit happened :(
Just a stinging knee graze, no other damage to me or the bike - pic below.
My most memorable clip stack was in my own driveway when I started talking to the neighbours and forgot to unclip. Best part was that it was a hot day and my female neighbour came over and leaned over to help me up, took me a while to get up (off the ground) from memory ;))
Hey....look at that guy with the hairy legs.
They had traffic lights in Whyalla back then? :P
My best effort was about 1987. Living in Melbourne at the time and out on a training ride to Mordialloc, racing to get the RH arrow from St Kilda Rd ouside the NGV. Up out of the saddle, flat knacker and the front wheel goes into the tram tracks. Straight over the bars, bike spears me as I land and head first across the road and stopped a metre short of the kerb. Very entertaining for the 5.30 p.m. commuters! Lots of bark off shoulderblades legs elbows etc and major embarassment.
In the days before clipless pedals I had toe-clips and straps. Had my left on partially loose but used to grab onto light poles and signs etc when waiting. Was at corner of North East Rd and Grand Junction Rd when went to grab onto a 'turn left anytime' sign. The bugger was loose, so did a slow lean to the left before gravity had me on my arse. Again was embarrassed more than hurt and missed the whole light sequence as I had to still unfasten straps enough to get feet out. Did a pb for the rest of the ride and I think soon after had my left foot always loose enough to get it out in an emergency. Those were the days, on my old Tange framed 'Europa' with suntour downtube shifters...lol