Be careful with your laundry when you’re on a bike tour. Don’t let it dangle!
I was stupid. I had my bib shorts on my rear rack, and I wasn’t careful enough. Suddenly as I was rolling slowly down a hill, my pedals completely seized up.
My bib shorts got wrapped around my cassette. It was a huge procedure to extract them. The tension on the fabric was extreme, and it bent my rack struts all out of whack.
Luckily I was able to get the bib shorts free without cutting them. They’re torn up and greased, but they still work!
It’s a nightmare to wonder what would have happened if this happened when I was going 30 mph down a hill.