Road cleats and shiny tiled floor - what could go wrong?
— Jon Mould (@jonmould91) September 12, 2016
It’s a moment that we all dread – and perhaps one that we have personally experienced. Walking on tiled floors with cleated road shoes can be a complete nightmare, looking like a goose waddling on an icy lake.
If you do slip up while navigating a café on a mid-ride break, you can only hope that no-one sees you do it.
Unfortunately, for one unlucky café visitor, not only was his slip caught on the premises’ CCTV camera and in front of all of the people in the café, it was then recorded by JLT-Condor rider Jon Mould and then broadcast on social media.
Mould asked in his post on Twitter: “Is this the most embarrassing thing to happen in the café?”
Thankfully, the rider involved – named as Daniel Aled Davies – is not carrying any hot drinks when he takes a spill. And no cake was harmed during the making of the film. He momentarily tangles with another customer and soon gets back up on his feet to find the relative safety of a table and chairs.
Anyone who invents a lightweight slip-on super-grippy rubber sole for cleats that can be popped in a back pocket and then produced when needed at a café stop will get our money on Kickstarter.