[CR]Rite of passage

Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2004

From: "Ken Sanford" <kanford@comcast.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <9637154223c040352b4decd5479a096b@comcast.net>
Subject: [CR]Rite of passage
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 14:23:53 -0400


I have been listening to many of you recite different rites of passage. It is sort of amazing that none of you so far has mentioned something that I feel sure almost all of us - unless you are quite young - have done!

I am referring of course to learning to first ride a bike equipped with toe clips. Who among us has never cruised up to a stop, and then ignominiously tumbled sideways onto the ground because of forgetting to loosen the straps so that a foot can be removed???

At least it is a low speed event - any usually more embarrassing than physically hurtful.

Ken Sanford
Kensington, MD