Monday 7 March 2011

Clipless Moment!

It's been a good few years since I've switched to clipless pedals. If any non-cyclists are reading, these are pedals that you clip into with special shoes (yes I know the name is confusing!!).

I've been lucky. I've never had a clipless moment.

Ask a cyclist what happens when you switch to clipless pedals and they will say...

A Clipless Moment! 

So what exactly is a clipless moment? It's the moment when you've stopped your bike, for whatever reason, and you've forgot to unclip one or both of your feet. Anyone who has ever ridden a bike knows that forward motion is vital to keep gravity at bay (unless your name is Danny MacAskill). So just imagine what happens when you've stopped, your right foot is still in the pedal and your bike decides it really wants to have a close look at the tarmac on your right.......


So this morning, just after setting off on my commute to work, I notice my laces, in my soon to be retired cycling shoes, aren't folded away properly. I stop to fix the shoe on my right (still clipped in). No problem. I lean my bike to the right to fix my left shoe (not clipped in) no problem. I then lean back up and..........



  1. Now if that was me, I definetly would have 'lost' that clip (crackle)

  2. LOL!

    My videos act as a log of interesting things that happen to me cycling. It would have been a shame to have lost such a 'golden' moment!

    Anyway, I like to entertain! :-)

  3. I know just how you feel about not losing a golden moment and also wanting to entertain at the same time.

    Hope you don't hurt too much.

  4. Oops! I hope there was no damage to you or bike MAC!

    I very slightly scraped my fingers as I went down. My years of judo mean I know how to fall! :-)