Yesterday I was working oh so hard to have my first fall clipped in on my bike.
*As a side note, maybe I should fess up to the fact that I have already fallen, way before I even got my pedals..??*
Anyhow, for the life of me, I don't know why but my left foot was having tons of trouble clipping in and out yesterday. I would keep missing the clip, sliding my foot across the pedal and having my leg shoot out so everyone around me would know that I just completely missed the clip. It was kind of like in high school when people would kick the back of your foot as you were taking a step, causing you a major big step forward that would make you look like a goof. As I approached an intersection I tried to unclip my left and it wasn't working. I was running out of time so I unclipped my right. Except my bike started to lean left. I tried to plant my right foot on the ground, my left was still clipped in and my bike was swinging out into a big wide arc. I just held on tight to the brakes trying to get the wheels to stop moving and swinging out. How I stuck that landing, I don't know as it took me a good 20 seconds of imbalance before I was sorted out. Of course there were cars waiting across the intersection watching this all go down. As soon as it was time to roll I tried to power off with my left and clip my right foot in...disastrous... Totally missed the clip, wobbled on the bike...looked like a total dork riding through the intersection. Sigh... It was a fantastic ride though!
*As for the fall, it happened on this day, the day of record snowfall. I was approaching an intersection at the end of the bike path. The snow was covering the walkway and my tire must have caught a groove as I was trying to come to a stop. I very slowly just started leaning to the right and just wound up on the ground. Luckily no one saw that one happen!*