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    Ok since going to SPD's I haven't fell over yet. (knock on wood)


    But after a nice long ride today, I was running to town tonight in my truck, to rent Alexander.

    I am cruising into town and at the first red light I come to a stop.
    But right before I completley stop I twist my foot and try to unclip my sandle from the brake pedal I was like DUH!!!! and then not even 10 min later I did it again lmao.

    Does this mean I am paranoid at falling over being clipped. Or just that I have a good habit going for me to unclip each time I stop?

    Maybe I am just a freak, because it seems after driving a standard then going back to my automatic truck, there is always once that I try to hit the clutch upon stopping.

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    By-Tor...or the Snow Dog? hi565's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metieval
    Ok since going to SPD's I haven't fell over yet. (knock on wood)


    But after a nice long ride today, I was running to town tonight in my truck, to rent Alexander.

    I am cruising into town and at the first red light I come to a stop.
    But right before I completley stop I twist my foot and try to unclip my sandle from the brake pedal I was like DUH!!!! and then not even 10 min later I did it again lmao.

    Does this mean I am paranoid at falling over being clipped. Or just that I have a good habit going for me to unclip each time I stop?

    Maybe I am just a freak, because it seems after driving a standard then going back to my automatic truck, there is always once that I try to hit the clutch upon stopping.
    umm what? break pedal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hi565
    umm what? break pedal?
    I was in my truck to go rent a movie. that brake pedal.

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    Too funny.....nope I haven't done that....yet.
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    Oh yeah, I do that on occasion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metieval

    But after a nice long ride today, I was running to town tonight in my truck, to rent Alexander.
    When you're done with him, my sister would like to borrow him.
    Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.

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    fatigue.... that's all...
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    Ya... I sometimes yell "hold your line" and "stoping" in a car... does that count?
    Just your average club rider... :)

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    Hey!

    Your "paranoia" is if you ask me a normal thing. I had exactly the same feeling the first couple of times I used SPD's.

    As lot of things it is a case of getting used to. I tried to speed up this proces by twisting my ankle everytime before a stoplight a fast left/right corner, go so on. So you get a automatic reaction when something happens (I conditioned myself to shiftdown from my 53 to 39 and unclick the pedals at a stoplight. I don't even think about it anymore now when i am doing it, but when it was new i tried to keep my mind to it.)

    After a couple of times it is a second nature to you.

    Enojoy the Pedals!!!

    Kees

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    Quote Originally Posted by hi565
    umm what? break pedal?
    ok kill me! It was late.
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    Oh yeah... how many of you continue pulling in your left brake lever at lights thinking it's holding your clutch open?

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    your just practicing...

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    heh. i'm constantly yanking on my steering wheel to unweight the front wheels on bumps. SILLY TRICK! CARS CAN'T BUNNY-HOP!

    yet another reason to get rid of my car

    I've very nearly tried to twist-shift the steering wheel as well, back when i had gripshifts.

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    Back when I started in police work, I was driving a VW bug. The big, powerful patrol car was quite a change. Several times my training officer caught me reaching for the shift lever....

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