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7/10/08 11:30 A

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Falls happen! I am confident that my falling streak is over for awhile, lol

~Lisa~

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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
7/10/08 11:18 A

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Wyldmoonwoman

I think you can a set of training wheels for your bike until you build up confidence in your riding skills;-) LOL

Now with saying that as a tongue in cheek .... now watch me have a horrenduous spill on my clips on my next ride for poking fun at you now!!! LOL

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WYLDMOONWOMAN's Photo WYLDMOONWOMAN Posts: 489
7/9/08 11:31 P

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I am on a falling streak...I was stopped doing nothing and toppled over while my left foot was attached...it was a slo-mo fall...the kind of fall where nobody gets hurt, but you want to laugh

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WYLDMOONWOMAN's Photo WYLDMOONWOMAN Posts: 489
7/7/08 6:37 A

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I fell with my clipless pedals yesterday on a hill...scraped my knee but am fine...thank goodness nobody was around because it was one of those silly slow-mo topples.

I got a new helmet...bright yellow...I love it

~Lisa~

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7/5/08 8:17 P

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I fell five times in one day just after I got my clipless peddles (or peddles of death, as I like to call them) :)

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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
7/5/08 4:03 P

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My biggest fear in my first TRI was crashing at getting off the bike before the timeline into the transition area. Imanaged not to crash ;-)

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7/2/08 1:47 A

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GTOWNHOYAS09 - glad to hear your spill(s) weren't bad ones. LOL - Welcome to the club!! emoticon

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6/29/08 1:52 P

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I think I can join this club now. I just got clipless pedals and was riding around in the local park trying to get the hang of it. Once I got confident I started riding around and rode up to the back of my house in the alley. Unfortunately the alley is really up hill and sloped to the right (I unclip and lean with my left. I fell - nothing bad though. Was basically stopped.

The bad part is...I did the exact same thing 15 minutes later! I guess I don't learn my lessons quickly.

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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
6/26/08 11:06 P

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Wednesday night ride came close .... we were coming out of the lot and someone did not warn of car. I had to lock up brakes and had a hell of a time clipping out. I finally did and hit my knee on the aero bars but I did not fall

So I'm 3-0 ;-) LOL!!!!!

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6/25/08 3:19 P

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OUCH! Glad you're OK and that the bike is fine too.

And you deserve a nice shiny new helmet....

In God we trust, all others bring data.
- W. Edwards Demings

If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.
-P.Z. Pearce

Specificity, specificity, specificity.
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The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".
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6/25/08 2:15 P

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Ouchies!! emoticon

emoticon Take care of those scrapes!!

And have fun shopping for a new helmet! Woohoo!! emoticon

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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
6/25/08 1:01 P

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Glad you are ok .... sounds like a new helment out of the deal though.

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6/25/08 11:51 A

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Glad you are doing ok. Sounds like the bike will recover, too, LOL.

And that is the perfect description of why we were helmets...



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6/25/08 11:26 A

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Well...I have to report that yesterday I took a NASTY spill and have road rash on the right side of my body...I pulled out quite a few pieces of gravel from the side of my knee and my elbow.

I rode 4 miles to go see a friend on a road that I have been travelling almost daily...I was coming down a hill trying to get maximum speed so I could take a fast right turn and have enough momentum to make it up the steep hill...I turn on this road fast all the time...I never even thought about the possibility of gravel being there after the severe thunderstorms we had...

It was NOT pretty...I bled alot...my bike is OK, some minor scratches, the handle bar tape got chewed up, and I dented my helmet because my head bounced off the pavement

~Lisa~

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6/24/08 10:25 A

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KICHLER073:
Congrats! You are now a fully paid-up member of the clipless pedal society...

Everyone I know has had one of those embarrassing falls, you are not alone. Glad to hear that both bike and rider are just fine!

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In God we trust, all others bring data.
- W. Edwards Demings

If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.
-P.Z. Pearce

Specificity, specificity, specificity.
-Andy Coggan

The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".
- Frank Kotsonis


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6/23/08 5:51 P

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Kichler073,

Yes, the machine is the bike. The bike is the machine. For what other reason would wo/man exist, but to have a machine. Glad to hear the bike's OK. They can take a beating, but sometimes little things cause annoying problems.

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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
6/23/08 11:15 A

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2Duwah

Yes I have heard of that as well .... I guess I'm keeping track as to how long it takes before I get classified as those who have;-)

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6/23/08 8:57 A

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As an experienced rider once told me, there are two kinds of riders - those who have fallen, and those who will fall.

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6/22/08 11:42 P

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Ride 3 and no accidents with the clips yet;-)

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6/22/08 1:03 A

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I have fallen so many times, I lost count. I had a good no-fall streak going, but it came to and end last weekend. During an organized ride I saw an older lady stopped on the side of the road, so I pulled over to see if she needed help and failed to clip out on one side. I ended up being the one that needed help! emoticon

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6/22/08 12:04 A

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emoticon @ OSHA!!!

At the very end of our ride this morning my son toppled over as his bike rolled to a stop. Luckily there was a building and a flowerbed to catch his fall! He didn't get hurt so laughing at/with him was completely acceptable! emoticon emoticon

Ride safe out there!


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6/21/08 10:29 P

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I went out for 25.30 mile ride and I manage not to fall so I'm 2-0. I almost sound like an OSHA standard of how many days can ou go without having an accident. LOL

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6/21/08 5:15 P

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When you ask machine, I assume you mean my bike? My bike is fine. Thanks for asking.

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6/21/08 5:00 P

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Sorry to hear you fell. It took me a total of 3 falls before I learned. I kept on forgetting that I was clipped in, when I first got them.

But you will love them once you get used to them.

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6/21/08 2:49 P

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I know the feeling. I've fallen over several times. But, the important thing is: "How's the machine?"

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6/21/08 1:27 P

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I have just started wearing clips and have been out once so so far I'm 1-0 for not falling;-) I plan on riding today and tomorrow yet so I might be able to be 3-0. But I know my time will come and it is only inevitible that it will. I just hope I can get up and walk away from it and still ride home bloody???;-) LOL

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6/21/08 9:22 A

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Ouch, that does not sound fun.

Today my right wrist is a little sore. I also go sunburn on my arms.

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6/21/08 8:56 A

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Yeah, I had an LBS related fall, too. I was test riding, and wiped out. Walked back into the shop bloody. I'd thrown myself under the bike, since I knew I couldn't afford it!

Hope you are doing well and recovering.

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6/20/08 10:21 P

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Not a soul around. Since it was Friday, not many people were on the trail.

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6/20/08 5:41 P

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ouch...did anyone see you fall?


I fell in the LBS...quite a few people saw me...but they were the ones that told me to take a spin around the store...inside...it was raining

~Lisa~

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Ouchie! Glad to hear it wasn't too bad. I think everyone that has ridden with clips has had that kind of a fall - several to be exact!!

Hope your scrapes heal up fast!

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6/20/08 4:20 P

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Today I decided to ride on the trail since it is a beautiful day. When I stop I unclip my left foot and put it down. Well, my bike started leaning to the right and the next thing I knew I was laying on the ground.

My right hand and shin have a few scrapes. Nothing major. So, lesson learned. Unclip both feet.

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