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Old 08-06-05, 08:46 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-06-05, 08:59 PM   #2
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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.
umm what? break pedal?
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Old 08-06-05, 09:02 PM   #3
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umm what? break pedal?
I was in my truck to go rent a movie. that brake pedal.
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Old 08-06-05, 09:05 PM   #4
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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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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.
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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?
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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!!!

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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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