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Boy Was This Embarrassing

Fortunately, no one was around to see it. Sitting at a stop sign, no traffic around, everything clear. Give it a little gas, let our the clutch and start to move. Pick up my feet, left foot doesn't make it to the floorboard. Tug a little, and the bike quits, in the middle of the intersection. Oh Cr*p!, Restart and think it through.

Seem the loop on my left boot lace caught on the footpad of the kickstand, so I couldn't move it forward. The extra tug was just enough to activate the kill switch.

Could have been much worse. If the lace didn't come loose and I could not put my foot down, that would have been a real problem.

Gonna have to either shorten or tuck the laces.

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...or have riding boots with no laces!

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Im not sure why but as I wake this morning and drink my coffee this was a good laugh ... (and yes, could have been embarrassing ... for me too!)

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...or have riding boots with no laces!
zippers ftw


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I've almost dropped my previous bike plenty of times due to a stuck shoelace, always on my left foot. Never occurred to me to get riding shoes.
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Silly things happen to us all, makes for a humorous break in our nose to the grindstone lives.

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shame of it is it... wil probably happen again...ride safe and don't forget to tuck.

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I took a quick exit over the bars of an old motorcycle decades ago and the two things I can remember thinking was that: I needed to turn in mid air so I wouldn't land face down and break my back, and that I hope my laces clear the handle bars. Tuck them laces.
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I can top that one..............after years of not riding the day after I get my new c50, by accident I must have tripped the kill switch, not knowing this right away, the bike coasted over to he side of the road, I called the dealer, and was not pleasent on the phone, asking why a brand new bike would die out all of a sudden, then he suggests, to flip the kill switch, hmmmmm most em bass *** ing.
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