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Nothing to worry about

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by DLB, 6 Jun 2008.

  1. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    Just gone clipless :biggrin:

    Not fallen over yet :biggrin:

    And fastest commute ever this morning :biggrin:

    Just thought i'd tell people
     
  2. Welcome to the club
     
  3. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Well done. Great isn't it? One of those classic 'oh, so *this* is what they've been on about' experiences.

    Happy riding.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    Yeh, i feel like a REAL cyclist now.

    Can't believe how easy it is (i was really worried about falling over)
     
  5. DinasBran

    DinasBran New Member

    Location:
    Wrexham
    The're pretty darned tootin aren't they? Apart from the odd "clipless" moment. Which I haven't had for a while yet. My Shimano shoes have only got 2 velcro straps on them - i've noticed a lot of shoes have three straps - does that give any advantage?
     
  6. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Mine have three, but I only ever use two of them. Does that answer your question?
     
  7. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Well done, DLB.
    As you get used to them, that's when complacency creeps in. That's when you will be vulnerable to your first clipless moment...hopefully not, though!
     
  8. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    it'll come, give it time, it'll come
     
  9. OP
    OP
    DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    i certainly hope not
     
  10. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Oh it will for sure. That's when you'll know you really *are* 'a REAL cyclist'. :-)
     
  11. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    it may not be today, it may not be next week, or even this year, but it will.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    Again, i hope not, but, i guess, with all likelyhood, and taking all things into consideration, you are probably correct.
     
  13. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    My first clipless moment was when i was too cocky, thinking i was really good. I'd been clipless for about 2 weeks when it happened.
    If it does happen, remember to laugh and smile:biggrin: Its funny really when you think about it, but bloody embarrising at the time xx(
     
  14. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    My Dad was sitting at a pavement table outside a Soho bar one warm summer's evening, when a deep rumble announced the imminent arrival of a colleague on his brand new Harley Davidson. Up he thundered, all leather and Ray-Bans, before stopping outside at the kerb and...getting his trousers tangled in the gear lever, with predictable and - to my Dad and his many colleagues in the bar - delightful consequences.
     
  15. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Location:
    Barmy in Barming
    welcome to the clipless world.
    I have now found that whenever I ride a bike with normal flat pedals.... it feels a right pain.. and much harder work