Nice clipless moment!

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by domtyler, 2 May 2008.

  1. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Right outside my office last night, just slid in front of a van full of workmen that were in the cycle box and hence had to go slightly uphill, went into my normal trackstand but just couldn't get balanced right. Nevertheless I felt sure I was fine, loads of pedestrians walking by and then I suddenly knew that I had gone from just not feeling my normal good balance to the point where I was going to lose it!

    Down I went! ;):blush:;):blush:

    A nice girl asked me if I was okay as I managed to get my foot out of the pedal and struggle back to my foot. Luckily the lights changed and I just pegged it off and away. :blush::blush::blush::biggrin:
     
  2. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Yeah whatever. Did you manage to get her number, though?

    Glad you are still in one piece. Normally the embarrassment hurts more than the fall!
     
  3. Dare I say............lol!!
     
  4. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    ha ha ya fanny
     
  5. OP
    OP
    domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    She was too busy smirking at me for anything else! ;)
     
  6. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I must say I find the lack of concern for Dom's welfare very disappointing, to say the least. Comments like 'ha ha' and 'LOL' are hurtful and cruel.
     
  7. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    He posted it to amuse (which it did).

    You of all people should understand that.

    Doing a trackstand, losing your balance, outside your work = fanny.
     
  8. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    You can't argue with that Maths.

    Looking on the bright side, at least you weren't outside a farm, and at least your fall wasn't cushioned by cow shoot[1] Dom.


    [1] This is the joy of cycling in the country, innit.
     
  9. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    So, Doms USUAL laser-like concentration lapsed...

    ;)
     
  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Any work mates see you - or is that flying round the email today...ho ho ho !!!
     
  11. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    hahahaha
     
  12. OP
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    domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I think I got away with it, occasionally there are a few people from my team smoking in the vicinity but not at that time. I do chat to the security guards who would be more likely to have spotted it but no one said anything this morning and I made a point of looking the other way! :tongue::rolleyes:

    I'd love to have seen the van full of workmen though! Bet they were pissing themselves!
     
  13. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Interesting chat up technique, do find it works often?? :rolleyes:
     
  14. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    I'm sure the only thing that was hurt was Dom's pride. :rolleyes:
     
  15. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Thanks for the present Dom! ;):biggrin::biggrin:
     
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