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Today, I seemingly decided not to remove my foot from the pedal-clip of my bicycle until I had properly introduced myself to the cement. FML

By Anonymous - / Wednesday 3 April 2013 12:06 / United States - Philadelphia
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You seemingly deserve it, possibly. I'm almost certainly persuaded that it's possible that you may or may not have been in the wrong, or something in a shade of grey. Maybe

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14- you get the imagery with this one. I imagine OP being physically strapped to the bike by his feet as he crashes to the ground. It's hilarious and painful at the same time.

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We don't know why be crashed his bike but I doubt it's because his feet were on the pedals. The problem is that, once he started falling, he couldn't unclip his feet in order to get off the bike and stop his face smashing into the sidewalk.

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OP was probably saying that instead of flying off the bike, they got tangled up in it while falling and it would have made it much more painful since their leg would likely ended up in a bad position still stuck in the pedal

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24 look at the tour de france, giro d'italia, paris-roubaix, and ronde van vlaandren peloton and tell me how many are using flat pedals, and don't sweat it OP it happens to everyone when they start learning with clips

I've never understood those pedal clip things. My first thought upon seeing them was 'what the hell happens if you fall down'? I assumed that there must be some way to avoid this happening, otherwise people wouldn't buy them....guess not.

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#4, they make riding much more efficient by letting you get torque on the upstroke as well as the down. If falling off the bike is a major concern for you, save your money on the toe clips for a body suit made of bubble wrap.

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#27, they give you a LOT more efficiency and it's easy to pull your feet out of them quickly if you have to. Just because you are a klutz, don't go around belittling things you don't understand. Speaking of which, how are you doing with that StarThrower chick? Did you ever work up the chutzpah to PM her?

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Chill guys, I appreciate that there must be a point to them, otherwise they wouldn't be used by professional cyclists. I just assume that for the casual cyclist there isn't much need. I'm sure you can understand why, at first glance, they might just appear odd and a little scary to someone who doesn't know that much about bikes.

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I will never have a bike without them again! It's not rocket science to pull your foot out. The only reason I can see for having trouble getting your foot out is that the clip is too tight. If you have a little bit of room for movement then your foot won't get stuck. It sure beats the hell out of your foot slipping off the pedal and scraping against it. But to each his own. Those that don't use them are going to be the ones that don't get why we do.

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No, silly, no falling. Those pedals have a mind of its own and went crazy when I didn't slow down fast enough and needed to get off quickly. Those seats hurt my booty. ): Now you know. :P

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I find it quite aberrant that during this discussion of bubble wrapped vestments that no one commended OP for taking the initiative to suitably familiarize him/herself with the cement.

You seemingly deserve it, possibly. I'm almost certainly persuaded that it's possible that you may or may not have been in the wrong, or something in a shade of grey. Maybe

I used to mountain bike all the time! and that happened to me... except with a massive bush which i thought would be subtle until it, bounced me back causing me to do some weird flip flop maneuver on dirt and rocks... I know your pain...

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