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Okay, okay, enough with the shoes!
I get ot work and there's an email about a "soles for souls" drive... and now this shoes on the bike...
... this morning I neglected to "un-clog" my shoes so I was wearing them with the heels flopped down. I've also neglected to put my toe clips back on b/c I couldn't get holes in the power grips. So when the chain did a little jump, my foopt slipped off the pedal... and my wheel grabbed my shoe off my foot and rammed it up into the wheel and wrapped the fender around like a pretzel (kinda like that famous picture of the squirrel only nicer). Over the handlebars we go! Fender, R.I.P. Bontrager Hard Case Tire - Amazing!!! A little chewed up by the metal fender-holder but any other tire would have been shredded.
Layers are good. Minimal Bloodless road rash and a nice handlebar-impact bruise on a thigh. I don't think even in the "hurt worse tomorrow" category ;) Yes, I'm lucky as shit :) The young guy said it was shot and I could see my guru thinking "well, not really!" ... but he's going to look in his basement for a spare 'cause he's trashed rear ones.
My daughter (7) says: "I think wheels are better!"
I wonder if there might actually be practical applications to the idea. If you replaced wheels with a whole lot of really tiny feet, and made the shafts (legs?) really springy, maybe you could bike up/down stairs. Just kind of flow over irregular surfaces.