Broken pedal

It’s been a snowy few weeks in the mid-west and there has not been as many days with open enough roads for me to get rides in. I hope the weather breaks soon…

Last time I rode, I found my right foot felt funny on the way home. It seemed loose on the pedal. I had been having some trouble with snow clogging up the BeBop pedals I use, so I suspected that was the problem. Besides, it wasn’t that loose. Or so I thought…

I got to the northern most part of usual loop home and headed east. The traffic is very light on this road so I looked down at my feet to see if I could see anything. I noticed that the distance between my right foot and the crank arm seemed to be more that the distance between my left foot and the crank arm. I pulled outward with the right foot and the foot popped free along with the right pedal!

I carefully pushed my foot back against the crank arm and managed to get the pedal back on the shaft that was sticking out from the crank arm while coasting. It was about 25F out and I carefully road home thankful that I was not walking home pulling the leitra behind me…

I took this picture when I got home. Swapping on the identical right pedal from my V-Rex and wrote a note to myself to fix or replace this pedal.