As we were finishing the time equivalent of Sundays warm up and race (not the effort equivalent!) I mentioned to BoaB that I would have to adjust my pedals when we got home. I have worn out my second pair of Richie MTB Pro v4 pedals, so I swapped the newish pair on my seldom ridden dual suspension mtb bike to the road bike. They were set way tighter, so I wouldn't loose my clip when bouncing over stuff, and the lack of float was making my feet go numb. The road from the track to the bike way is rough aggregate, and it must have vibrated my pedals because as we approached a road intersection I could not unclip my left foot. I am seriously left footed, and I struggled til I was to the must stop part of the intersection. It never occurred to me that I have a right foot (der) and so I fell over, as you do.
Boab broke out the tool kit and loosened the pedals there and then. A nice motorist doubled back to see if I was OK (just embarrassed thanks!) and we rode home. I had a very swollen elbow, but a good icing put it right and it only hurts if I roll over on it while attempting to sleep.
So not an auspicious start to the week, and I rolled out this morning with no expectations. And my ride was magnificent. My legs felt strong and I made good time to the dam and then work. I powered up my hill with a smile. I don't know what was wrong but I am better. Joy in my heart. That is all I want from my ride, and it has returned.