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Old 10-07-07, 08:10 PM   #1
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Have you ever forgotten your jersey??

I drove over an hour to an organized ride and was running late getting there. I got registered and went back to the car and got everything out. I got ready to pin the number to my jersey and my jersey wasn't in my bag that I had packed the night before.......and I had taken out my box of extra stuff a few weeks earlier to make room for a family trip.

I had packed a sleeveless technical undershirt and just decided to wear it. Unfortunately I didn't have anywhere to put my bananas, crackers, cell phone, etcb but decided to ride anyway.

The guys upfront gave me some funny looks.........and it was very sunny so I have a really funky looking light sunburn line this evening.
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Old 10-07-07, 08:13 PM   #2
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Haven't forgotten jersey on a big ride, but I regularly forget to don my helmet on after work rides. Usually don't get too far before I remember it.
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Old 10-07-07, 08:17 PM   #3
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I don't think there is anything that I haven't forgotten at least once. Except maybe my bicycle. One time I forgot to remove my car keys from my trunk, rode away and found them there when I got back 3 hours later.
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Old 10-07-07, 08:32 PM   #4
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We used to freak our friends out when they drove up to a ride starting point with their bike on a roof rack, by saying "where's your bike?"

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Old 10-08-07, 05:43 AM   #5
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I haven't forgotten anything yet today, but yesterday I went out to ride and forgot both my jersey and socks! I rode with a cotton Tee Shirt and Navy crew socks, rolled down all the way to my shoes (which I didn't forget). At least it wasn't an organized ride and only my buddy noticed me. They say that memory is the SECOND thing to go!!
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Old 10-08-07, 06:04 AM   #6
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I don't think there is anything that I haven't forgotten at least once. Except maybe my bicycle.
I wish I could say I've never forgotten my bike

During the biking season I keep everything in my van including my bike. The only thing I need to remember is my jersey and shorts. I had cleaned the bike and left it in the garage with the intention of putting it back in the car before I left for work the next morning. Well, some things just don't go according to plan It only takes once.....I cleaned the bike last night and it was put into the van immediately.
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Old 10-08-07, 06:24 AM   #7
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I forget my water bottles all the time. My gloves are the second thing I forget, occasionally my helmet, once forgot my shoes but if I forget my bike then I guess I was not going riding anyway.
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Old 10-08-07, 07:06 AM   #8
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I took off early yesterday morning with my bike on my roof rack, then had to pull over about 5 miles out because I couldn't remember having put the front wheel in the trunk (really hard to do without that!). But it was there (whew!).

I've also learned to never set anything on the roof of my car, even for "just a few seconds", while loading up. I lost a favorite pair of gloves that way, and have had a couple other things that I heard roll off as I pulled out.
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Old 10-08-07, 07:21 AM   #9
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I was trying to focus on a long ride and going over everything twice. I took off feeling good and about 10 miles down the road I reached down to get a drink, no water bottles.
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Old 10-08-07, 07:39 AM   #10
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Been there, done that. I made a big, 12" x 16" check list written in bold marking pen on the garage door.

Haven't forgotten anything since.

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Old 10-08-07, 07:53 AM   #11
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Water bottles, or computer, or frame pump, yes, but I wear my cycling clothes while driving to a ride. I worry about forgetting my shoes.
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Helmet, gloves, water bottle, but never a jersey, generally wear my bike stuff when I drive out ot a ride and change for the ride back
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Old 10-08-07, 11:40 AM   #13
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But I did show up with a pair of shoes with Look cleats and Bebop pedals.
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Old 10-08-07, 12:52 PM   #14
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Well, I feel better about forgetting my heart rate sensor so often, now.
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Old 10-08-07, 01:47 PM   #15
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Well, I do seem to remember that I once ended up on a 40+ miler in my Florsheims

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Old 10-09-07, 05:29 AM   #16
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I don't think there is anything that I haven't forgotten at least once. Except maybe my bicycle. One time I forgot to remove my car keys from my trunk, rode away and found them there when I got back 3 hours later.
I once went on a half-day ride and returned to discover I left my passenger side car door unlocked. In the back seat was my floor pump. In the front seat, amid bike gear, was personal mail and my wallet. God must have a soft spot for fools, because nothing was taken from the car.
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I haven't forgotten anything yet today, but yesterday I went out to ride and forgot both my jersey and socks! I rode with a cotton Tee Shirt and Navy crew socks, rolled down all the way to my shoes (which I didn't forget). At least it wasn't an organized ride and only my buddy noticed me. They say that memory is the SECOND thing to go!!
I forgot socks, but it was on the ride INTO work.
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I used to have one of those quick-release type seatpost racks on my C'dale Cyclodisc. Took of on a beautiful Sunday morning to ride and snap some pics with my camera that I carried in a trunk that strapped to that rack. About fifteen miles out, I come upon a scene worthy of some bytes on my cam. Go to reach for it, and there's no bag on my rack.

My brain cannot resolve for me whether or not I ever actually attached the bag, so I relinquish my aim of a long ride, and decide to retrace my path just in case the bag fell off en route. I get back to the house to peer through the window at my bag sitting on the kitchen table. Cannot get to it as I am now locked out of the house - keys are in the bag.

So, my ride turned into a long one afterall, since, without keys, there was almost nothing else for me to do. Felt better knowing that my bag wasn't laying in a ditch somewhere, however.

Another time I put on a long raincoat over my PJ's to go out after the morning newspaper. I got so engrossed in reading the news, that I wound up driving off to work only to discover, upon arriving at the office, that I was still wearing my PJ's (and only my PJ's) under that raincoat . . . very embarrassing, indeed.

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Old 10-11-07, 05:16 PM   #19
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Haven't forgotten jersey on a big ride, but I regularly forget to don my helmet on after work rides. Usually don't get too far before I remember it.
My rear-view mirror is attached to my helmet. If I can't see behind me, I know I forgot it.
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I don't think there is anything that I haven't forgotten at least once. Except maybe my bicycle. One time I forgot to remove my car keys from my trunk, rode away and found them there when I got back 3 hours later.
HaHa, I've even forgotten my bike! I drove to where I wanted to start a training ride, got dressed, then opened the back of the car to get my bike. Not there. Left it in the house.

At one time or another I have forgotten every single thing I might need for a ride. From shoes, shorts, helmet, jersey, pump, saddle bag, front wheel, etc...

If you ride often enough and are hurried enough, anything can be forgotten.
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Old 10-11-07, 06:09 PM   #21
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I went for a ride and didn't forget anything..........looked down and saw 1 blue cycling shoe and 1 red cycling shoe....oh yeah, I think I had odd socks on too.
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Helmet on several occasions, shoes on at least one occasion, currently
water bottles when I ride evenings on the tandem.
Worst case was a trip to Wash DC, a 650mi drive, 4yrs ago. I picked up the
shoes and put them in with the rest of the bike stuff and loaded up. About 40mi
out a lite went off and alarms rang: I picked up the MIDDLE two shoes of the
road shoes on the left and bent shoes on the right. Quick halt on the interstate
hop out and check ::: !?*& yup had one road and one bent shoe, different pedals.
Turned around and drove the extra 80mi. Wife was noncommital.
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