I learned a valuable lesson tonight. Sometimes you can’t clip out fast enough in an emergency.
So there I was. Just got home after commuting on my hybrid bike. Hopped on my bike and headed out for a 15 miler. Almost made it to the turnaround before I learned my lesson.
I made a complete stop at an empty intersection and just got started when disaster struck. Disaster to me anyway. Someone came across the intersection in a hurry. I think they didn’t stop for the sign. No matter. I jerked to the right so fast I started to tumble over. Being the smart guy I am, I reach out for a street sign post.
So there I was. Clipped in and dangling from a steel post. I was twisted so much to the right that I was having problems turning my heel enough to clip out. It must have been some sight – guy on bike twisted and attached to a steel pole looking at the sky.
The bike was saved. But my back hurts like hell.