If I have fallen when coming to a stop, it has always been in the direction away from the unclipped foot, so not the one "on the floor".Did it occur to you how problematic it might be if you took a fall with the right on the floor when you invariably fall into the traffic?
Not knocking Mike here, more a general observation. People wear lids and hi vis in the name of safety, and then merrily go against safety with unsafe riding practices.
Get him to watch a local CX race - even us total duffers can hop off an SPD bike without any problems....
This is despite me repeatedly demonstrating you can unclip instantly as you stop, or if you need to put down a foot during a tricky manoeuvre. Also, unclipping in advance increases the chance you will be unable to complete a difficult section.
My SPD tension is set to max but I have never failed to release instantly when needed, and this includes when flying over the bars when strangely the bike always fails to join me in flight.....
Same here, Julian, except getting off, no push needed, just need to make SURE I'm still rolling as I go to swing that let over! (Hate getting off the bike standing still... too old to be able to make that look graceful!Not something I’d given much thought to but ………….. you know how it is, surfing aimlessly through you tube there seems a bizarre amount of info on this! Anyway, just got me thinking, how do you mount and dismount your steed?
I favour (what I think of) as the postie mount/dismount I.e. a little push of with the left foot on the pedal then swing the right leg over the saddle - off you go. Dismount is the reverse. Anyone have any weird methods??
Yeah, my "moving dismounts" have always been of the involuntary typeWhen I dismount I always do it when the bike has totally stopped and the brakes are on
never do it moving - don't think I ever have - at least deliberatly - then have been one or two occasions where I did but it hurt.
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