Originally Posted by dopey Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I am reminded of a funny scene from the July 4th holiday. In the morning, I rode with my younger daughter along the West Side bike path down to near the bottom and then back up. On the way up, there was a lot of special cross traffic in preparation for the fireworks show that night - everything from pallets of explosives for the show to food trucks for the spectators. As we stopped to allow one crossing, I turned to look at my daughter just as a man in full regalia with a glorious paunch crowning his yellow Pinarello fell over nearly on top of her, still attached to his bike. I asked if she had caused that, ready to apologize for her (she is still a kind of shaky rider and tends to wobble and veer when she slows down).
She said she never touched him - he just stopped and fell over. I started laughing when he grumbled to his girlfriend/wife that the damn shoes are still stuck to the pedals.
My brother-in-law has a bike built around an MTO Serotta (prior to buyout) TI frame. We came to a stop, he couldn't get out of his Looks, fell over like a stand of timber, broke his arm.
My best friend has a bike built around a Merlin frame. We came to a stop, he couldn't get out of his looks, fell over like a stand of timber, broke his collarbone.
I tell them it's the TI frames. They note summer and winter road bikes are TI. I tell them that my time will come (but secretly, I know that it will not since I ride with Speedplays.)