Thursday, September 27, 2012

That one time J fell off his bike into an intersection. . .

J ROCKS. Let me tell you why.

We just got new bikes. They are beautiful and magnificent and we don't leave them outside because that would be Stupid with a capital S!

J loves himself some upgrades, so he bought clipless bike pedals and cleats. (if you haven't tried the magic called clipless pedals, you are missing out on some fine action.)

So back to cleats and clip ins. He got them all adjusted, nice and tight. He then decided to ride to the bike store and get his bike oiled or something. SO. There is J. Pumping his legs on that bike so hard because with clips you get speed pulling up the pedal! He is going so so so fast. I'm behind him on my bike, on my way to school . . . oh no. The green light turned yellow. We start braking. I stop. J doesn't. And then he and his whole. entire. grown. man. self and bike included fall over onto the road!!!! He couldn't release from the clips and since the light was red, he couldn't balance on two tires while staying in one spot and he literally fell over!

I laughed so hard. I can't even tell you how much I was crying from laughing. There we were, in front of city hall and the car rental place, J trying to get up from the asphalt. It was one of the best things my eyes will ever see. Jake was able to unclip once he hit the ground so he was picking himself up. He is so cool because he was laughing harder than me! And people were just staring at us. . . there were probably thinking something about how mean I am for not helping him, but it was just one of those things that happens so fast that there's no point in trying to help!

Nevertheless, J was able to get himself fixed up. Turns out, his actual cleat hookup was too loose, so he tightened that up and has been fine ever since.

I took a mental picture of that.

PS. I love him.


Jacquie Lyman said...

Oh my gosh. I read this at work and it was really hard not to bust up laughing in front of my coworkers. Funny story.

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