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    Carpe Diem bdcheung's Avatar
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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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    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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    when I very occasionally walk somewhere I keep finding myself (unintentionally) in the bike path... pure force of habit... sorry!

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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    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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    Just curious, how did they respond?
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    Quote Originally Posted by somedood View Post
    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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    Hehehhe...that could be on a list of "You Know You Are a Cyclist Addict When..."

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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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    too funny
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    I sometimes point out holes when I'm riding alone. Just a habit.

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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 ...
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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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.
    Rebellion without purpose is worse than conformity.

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    Rhetorical question?
    THE DEVIL

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    If that was my house and you put your stupid bike in my flower garden to take a picture, I would come outside in my underwear and light you on fire.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterRun View Post
    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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    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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    I learned this the hard way. They say that experience is the best teacher, but I would have been preferred to just read about it on the internet.

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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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