I wanted to pass this on to those of you who commute. Cleats and ecalators can be a very dangerous combination! I was at the hospital in LA last night to visit my dad and a guy came up hopping along half way on a road bike with his left leg and an obviously very badly broken ankle dangling over one side. I helped him get up the long ramp into the ER.
Apparently the guy is a commuter who rides part of his commute and takes the underground train for part. As he was on the escalator going up or down his cleat got caught badly. I noticed he had speedplay pedals on his bike, same as I use on my roadie. I can see where this could be unique to his particular cleats or it could be hazardous with any cleats. You can bet I won't be wearing shoes with cleats near any escalators.
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