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Old 12-20-05, 09:24 AM   #1
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Have you ever.. "gasp!" forgotton your bike for a ride?

Well I officially now have.

We have a morning ride through the streets of Riverside, 15 - 20 miles with a little climbing. I usually head out when I can and toda I am off so I said, what the heck, I am going. I put all my gear in the car and went off for a preshift nap (I work graveyard). I wokeup way too late (i.e. 5 minutes before ineeding to be at work and I live 10 minutes away) and in the rush I forgot to grab the bike ...

I could try and leave work a few minutes early but I am afraid with morning traffic I will not be able to get to the ride in time

Anyone ever done that for a group ride?

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Old 12-20-05, 09:38 AM   #2
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Yes, actually I have. I was planning on riding after work the next day so I loaded up the car with helmet, gloves, etc., hooked up the rack, then locked things up for the night. I didn't want to put the bike on the rack and leave it sitting outside all night, and car + rack won't fit in my garage. No problem, I figured I'd just pop the bike on then head off to work... Except as I blearily went about my business the next morning, I skipped the "pop the bike on" part, hopped in the car and just drove away. I didn't realize my mistake until I parked at work and noticed the empty rack on the back of the car. Doh!
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Old 12-20-05, 09:38 AM   #3
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I ride to the group ride meeting spots on my bike, so I guess forgetting the bike would be rather difficult to do.....
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Old 12-20-05, 09:43 AM   #4
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Forgotten my helumt, gloves, water botter, but never my bike. On a related note, I forget my fly rod when I went fishing one time. I had driven about a hour to get to the spot. My solution. I bought a new rod at the local flyshop. Set me back about $150 bucks. Guess that's cheaper than a new bike though.

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Old 12-20-05, 09:52 AM   #5
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I sometimes have nightmares about forgetting my front wheel. Though I have forgotten my poles to go skiing because I keep them in separate places (they fight when left in the same closet)
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Old 12-20-05, 10:21 AM   #6
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I've forgotten my shoes once. And at size 13, it's tough to borrow a set, even if there's a spare set of pedals to go with them.
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Old 12-20-05, 10:23 AM   #7
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That's what happens when you drive your bike around in a car.
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Old 12-20-05, 10:52 AM   #8
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I have forgotten my helmet, riding clothes, electrolytes, and carbs. but not my bike. Give me time and it may happen.
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Old 12-20-05, 11:14 AM   #9
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That's what happens when you drive your bike around in a car.
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Old 12-20-05, 11:28 AM   #10
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I forgot my shoes once, now I keep a set of flat pedals in my gear bag.
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Old 12-20-05, 11:53 AM   #11
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i have a ride list that i use... so i've been lucky so far and haven't forgotten anything (well... i have forgotten my after the ride hat and yes.. it's on the list!)

my hubby forgot his water bottles once... so we had to stop and buy him bottled water!

most of our rides that we drive to are a good 2 to 3 hours away.. so i'd be REALLY ticked if i forgot something that made it so i couldn't ride that day! *gasp*
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Old 12-20-05, 12:39 PM   #12
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I forgot to remove my bike from the car from days unend (its awesome how a bike can fit in a Wrangler if you remove the back seat for good) ... on the other hand, it made my day easier for running errands though.
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Old 12-20-05, 01:44 PM   #13
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I forgot to remove my bike from the car from days unend (its awesome how a bike can fit in a Wrangler if you remove the back seat for good) ... on the other hand, it made my day easier for running errands though.
I do this all the time... as I ride during lunch in the winter. I just keep the bike in my old '91 truck and if I can't find a good parking place... no problem, I park where ever I can and take the "lifeboat" (bike) out and ride to my location.
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Old 12-20-05, 02:53 PM   #14
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I've forgotten my jacket, my water, and my girlfriend, but never my bike!
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Old 12-20-05, 03:02 PM   #15
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Hard for me to forget the bike since I store it in the car.
In July I drove 45 minutes to the start of a DC-to-Baltimore ride, only to discover I forgot shoes, gloves and helmet. Almost did the ride anyway. Now my spare gloves and helmet are stored in the car too.

Have forgotten to take my bike out of the car a few times when I was supposed to have room to bring back people or stuff. Had to lock my bike at the hotel we had the family TG dinner at so I could take my sister home after. Another time I had to lock up near a home depot so I could carry 20 bags of concrete.

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Old 12-20-05, 04:25 PM   #16
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I've never forgotten to take the bike TO a ride, but I do recall one ride back in WA. State. They had a dinner for the riders at the finishline, and I got about 20 miles away before I realized that I had left the bike back at the finish line. Luckly it was still there when I went back.

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Old 12-20-05, 05:39 PM   #17
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How could you forget the bike, Mandy???? Your faithful bike awaits at home and you leave it. Alone. Waiting. And with no way to say "But wait! You forgot me!" Shame on you. You owe it a nice polishing......
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Old 12-20-05, 06:40 PM   #18
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Riverside, I'm right down the road from you!

I did forget the front tire on my new bike once. I remembered it when it rolled away from the side of my turck and under my truck tire!

Maybe forgettin' is an Inland Empire thang!
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Old 12-20-05, 09:23 PM   #19
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Riding to and from home (or store, or office...) solves the problem.
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Old 12-20-05, 10:15 PM   #20
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Nope, can't say I have. Benefits to starting all my rides from home, I guess.

I've forgotten my CF card, or battery, or both on numerous occasions though.
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Old 12-20-05, 10:28 PM   #21
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NOPE! I don't think I ever forgot my bike. But then, at my age, I forget what I forgot.
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Old 12-20-05, 10:48 PM   #22
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How could you forget the bike, Mandy???? Your faithful bike awaits at home and you leave it. Alone. Waiting. And with no way to say "But wait! You forgot me!" Shame on you. You owe it a nice polishing......
Big Ride Tommarrow to make it up... it deserves a nice cleaning though....

I feel so bad... I could not ride today... tomarrow though!
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Old 12-20-05, 11:02 PM   #23
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Well, I've forgotten my car. Let me explain. I drove out to the lake one day (could have easily ridden the extra 5 miles, but was being lazy) to ride. I normally ride out there. I rode a couple of laps around (about 20 miles) and proceeded to ride all the way home. When I got home, I needed something out of my car, and lo and behold, I realized I had forgotten my car at the parking lot! I've forgotten CO2 on the one day that I had a flat, and no one wanted to answer their phones. I ended up hitching a ride with a passing pickup. I forgot my multi-tool the one day that my seatpost slipped (I've got the old-fashioned hex nut--not a collar) and on a day that my seat came a little loose from the seatpost on an MTB ride.
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Old 12-21-05, 05:48 AM   #24
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I do this all the time... as I ride during lunch in the winter. I just keep the bike in my old '91 truck and if I can't find a good parking place... no problem, I park where ever I can and take the "lifeboat" (bike) out and ride to my location.
Thank you. Now I feel compelled to rename my bike as "lifeboat" when I repaint it.
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Old 12-24-05, 03:16 AM   #25
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Drove 3 hours to a race once ... forgot my shoes! Borrowed a spare pair from a team mate ... 2 metric sizes too small. Still finished in the top 10 ... 150 mile road race, OUCH!

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