|It's Not Hard to See THIS Hand Has Been Covered Up by GLOVE LOVE!|
I was riding home, much like any other weekday. As occasionally happens, I encountered a motorist at a four way stop that tried to be nice and waited for me to go. She didn’t realize that not only did she have the “right of way” by virtue of having stopped at the sign before me (and to my right to boot), but that my intention was to make a left turn and that she’d then have to make a lane change to pass me immediately afterwards simply due to her confused courtesy. There seemed little point to creating yet another passing situation simply because people aren’t following the rules.Well, to make a long story short, I then fell over at the stop sign. The lady was somewhat flabbergasted. After all, it is not every day you try to wave on a cyclist, only to see him simply fall over. It is one disadvantage of my clipless pedals. Stop for long enough, and if the bike starts to tip over away from the unclipped foot, there may be no way to stop the fall. And so it was yesterday. I hadn’t PLANNED on a LONG stop. Fortunately, since I habitually unclip my right foot, when I fall, I fall towards the non-drive side of the bike, so the handlebars are the only real bike component at risk.
|I Fell at This Intersection - In the Photo, I was Moving from Left and About to Turn Into the Photo|
Yesterday, my left glove saved me from the embarrassing added personal indignity of “hand rash.” My Glove love indeed. Perhaps my loyal reader never falls over, but I do.
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