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Old 06-24-09, 10:55 AM   #1
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i've lost my mind

walking down the sidewalk today on my way to lunch, and I said "on your left" as I passed someone.

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Old 06-24-09, 11:21 AM   #2
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Ha! I can picture myself doing that. Kind of reminds me of when my kids were younger and in school and they would raise their hands at the dinner table before speaking as if they were still in class.
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Old 06-24-09, 02:16 PM   #3
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when I very occasionally walk somewhere I keep finding myself (unintentionally) in the bike path... pure force of habit... sorry!
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Old 06-24-09, 02:24 PM   #4
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It's ok, I found it on the other side of the road. I was wondering who it belonged to. It's a little dusty and beaten up, but still usable.

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Old 06-24-09, 02:37 PM   #5
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I have a truck with a CB/PA in it & I've been tempted to announce 'on your left' over the PA when passing cyclists from time to time. I've never done it since it would probably be more startling than appreciated as humor....
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Old 06-24-09, 02:40 PM   #6
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You had a mind to begin with? I am jealous.
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Sometimes I check the top left of my field o' vision to see what's behind me in my non-existant mirror.
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Old 06-24-09, 03:15 PM   #8
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walking down the sidewalk today on my way to lunch, and I said "on your left" as I passed someone.
You haven't lost your mind; you've just entered a higher state of consciousness.
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Old 06-24-09, 03:32 PM   #9
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Just curious, how did they respond?
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Old 06-24-09, 06:37 PM   #10
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Sometimes I check the top left of my field o' vision to see what's behind me in my non-existant mirror.
I did that too when I used a rear view mirror
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Old 06-24-09, 08:10 PM   #11
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Hehehhe...that could be on a list of "You Know You Are a Cyclist Addict When..."
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Old 06-24-09, 09:14 PM   #12
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I check my helmet mirror all the time when walking, obviously I'm not wearing my helmet
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Old 06-25-09, 12:25 PM   #13
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too funny
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Old 06-25-09, 12:49 PM   #14
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I sometimes point out holes when I'm riding alone. Just a habit.
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Old 06-25-09, 12:53 PM   #15
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my family is so tired of me explaining each 20 yard section of my commute when we drive it in the car

they're all like ... Zzzz ... Uh huh .... ZZzzz .... huh? what? oh yeah, OK Dad ... ZZzzz ...
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Old 06-25-09, 01:04 PM   #16
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Did he move to his left?
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I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who occasionally attempts to check a non-existent helmet mirror to see what's behind me when I'm not even on the bike.
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Old 06-25-09, 01:39 PM   #18
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Rhetorical question?
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my main bike is clipless and my grocery runner-townbike has platforms. i constantly sweep my heel to the right to "unclip" my platforms.
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Old 06-25-09, 02:35 PM   #20
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Did he move to his left?
Priceless...

If he were a mindless touron, er, tourist here in DC, he might, if you're lucky. Chances are he won't even hear you, neither your bell which you've been ringing for the last 10 f-ing seconds nor the verbal warning. It can be beautiful riding across the National Mall. It can also be a big pain in the arse!
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guilty of the mirror thing
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I drove to work yesterday. Blew right by the right turn I'm supposed to take in the car, to take the route I use when I'm on the bike. A route that I can't travel in the car. Not the first time I've done that, either.
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I drove to work yesterday. Blew right by the right turn I'm supposed to take in the car, to take the route I use when I'm on the bike. A route that I can't travel in the car. Not the first time I've done that, either.
Yep, I've done that too, or I'll sometimes take my bike route back streets (instead of more major roads) by habit.
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Old 06-25-09, 07:22 PM   #24
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When I got home and the phone rang, I answered it like I do at the bike shop, "Good Afternoon, Bike Barn". I also lean into turns...
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In the immortal words of Muddy Waters, "You can't spend what you ain't got, and you can't lose what you never had.". As applies to myself anyway. I too am guilty of the phantom mirror check.
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