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Old 11-10-19, 05:33 PM
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On the way out of my neighborhood are 2 small bumps about a foot apart on the road. For some reason, I always want to ride between them as if it will ensure good luck. I’ve even raced cars or slowed down just so I can get to do this.
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Old 11-12-19, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
When I wear the rain cape I use my legs to signal my turns.
Good one!
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Old 11-12-19, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by kellichou View Post
I love this! I talk to animals a lot on my ride:
  • "Bun-bun, make the right choice!" damn bunnies, so cute and they jump right in front of me (they're lucky I'm slow!).
  • "You have a lovely family!" to the hissy and nervous springtime papa goose.
  • "CrowFRIENDS, get some FOOD!" to the crows, especially the groups of juveniles who are learning how to fend for themselves.
  • Long, loud, and low call of "COYOOOOOOOOOTE! Go on, GIT!" to the curious coyotes in Jan-Feb (their mating season around here, when I see a lot of them in the early morning and they aren't as skittish as they are the rest of the year).
I have a song for when birds (mostly sparrows) are all over the trail early in the morning. "Good morning little birdlies, good morning to youuu. Good morning little birdlies, good morning to youuuuuuuuu!' In a loud, operatic falsetto. That gets 'em moving.
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Old 11-13-19, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by devianb View Post
I recently converted to tubeless for my mtb commuter. I intentionally ride aggressively down bad roads with massive potholes and ride through broken glass. Since it is the only bike I have with fenders I also splash in the puddles without a care in the world.
I purposely "don't dodge" puddles now that I have good fenders then always surprise myself that I am still dry!

I also swear under my breath a lot at traffic
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