Thursday, June 23, 2005

Klutzy McSpazzerson

This morning on my bike into work, I got a boo-boo. I was slowing to a stop at an intersection, then eeking my way out onto the road so I could see past the parked cars... I clipped out on my right side (which is a no-no, since I normally use my left) and as I tried to shift my balance, I couldn't unclip my left side. I fell over. From a dead stop. With one foot free. I just fell over.

And I wasn't by myself. There was another cyclist there, plus the car that had stopped to let me cross.

So embarassing.

Luckily I am the first aid attendant at my office and can tend to my own wounds without having to explain to anyone what happened!


  1. Callie,
    We all do it. Glad you are OK except for a bruised ego.

  2. we definitely all do it.
    I'm better on my bike, but when I ski I'm ok as long as I'm in motion, but standing still, chatting with friends? bam, down on the ground.
    -the queen of klutzy

  3. I have a feeling that this happens to everyone who uses clip-in pedals. I've done it twice (once to great humiliation), which is why I continue to use joe pedals on my commuter bike.