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    Mr Magoo rides again

    Rode along the New Jersey coast today,my favorite route.Taking in the sights and enjoying the great weather.I speed up the pace no one else in view.This is a twisty road trying to have some fun.I grab the hoods to slow the bike down going into a curve.I can't feel them,grab again they are definitely not there .Lean over to pull on the brakes.Too late I manuever through the curve by coasting.I straighten out and realize I'm on my vintage LeTour and this bike has no hoods.I yell at myself and say wake up and pay attention.Reminds me of when I used to drive a stick shift.I'd drive the wife's car and put my foot down on an imaginary clutch pedal.

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Glad you're ok.

    I used to do something like that when I had my 2011 Specialized with Sram shifters. My main ride had Ultegra. I'd always forget I was on the "new" bike and go to shift to an easier gear when on a hill only to shift to a harder gear. I remembered very quickly that I wasn't on my Litespeed.
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    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    www.ocrebels.com Rick@OCRR's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    My main ride had Ultegra. I'd always forget I was on the "new" bike and go to shift to an easier gear when on a hill only to shift to a harder gear. I remembered very quickly that I wasn't on my Litespeed.
    I hear you Ron!

    My commute to work bike is Shimano STI but my sport bike is SRAM . . . have to retrain my brain when switching from one bike to the other. Don't always get it right!

    Rick / OCRR

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Glad you're ok.

    I used to do something like that when I had my 2011 Specialized with Sram shifters. My main ride had Ultegra. I'd always forget I was on the "new" bike and go to shift to an easier gear when on a hill only to shift to a harder gear. I remembered very quickly that I wasn't on my Litespeed.
    This, +1, I was a real rookie when I got my CAAD 10 in January 2012, SRAM after all that time on Shimano brifters, whew.............

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
    . . . have to retrain my brain when switching from one bike to the other.
    I ride a 125 cc scooter when I'm not on my bicycle. The other day on the bike I found myself trying to use my turn signal. Uh, Potter? This is the 2-wheeled transport whereby you stick out your arm to signal! Oh, yeah. To confuse me yet further, on the scoot the front brake is operated with the right hand, while the bike's front brake is operated with the left.
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    ...I guess I am an Athena since that's what we're calling the females, but really I'm more like a very fat Shetland pony mare.

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