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 Legendary Member

    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!!
  4. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    ha ha ya fanny
  5. OP

    domtyler Über Member

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

    Maz Legendary Member

    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

    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

    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!

    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

  12. OP

    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

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

    ChrisKH Veteran

    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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