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Old 09-14-23, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
I ride with my toes pointing out, like the opposite of a snow plow
LarrySellerz I honestly feel like this is the least weird thing you have ever posted in BF.
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR
Just one. All my rides the past few years have started and ended at home.
Thinking of breaking this habit soon but I hate wasting riding time by driving to a starting spot.
agree but it's really nice to break up the routine here and there to keep the fire alive.
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Old 09-14-23, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Barry2
My unusual habit.
when riding solo, I check behind me before I snot rocket!

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This is probably good for those rare times someone sneaks up on your wheel. Or maybe they deserve it. 🤔
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
If you were trying to bust on me, you failed. I never said I engaged in that sort of thing. RCIF
by the response, it might suggest otherwise. Not judging.
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Old 09-14-23, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Troul
by the response, it might suggest otherwise. Not judging.
You’re not going to get the photo you obviously crave.
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Old 09-14-23, 05:31 AM
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I have this weird habit where I don't broadcast to the world everytime I go ride my bicycle.
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Old 09-14-23, 07:04 AM
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Palindrome miles --
Tuesday's ride was 16.61 miles
Wife's birthday was 9/5 and I rode 73 miles for her age then 2.57 miles extra for total of 75.57 miles
When I turned 70yo in 2020 my ride was 140 miles plus 1 for good measure = 141 miles
2015 my Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Dopey Event so -- Thursday's 5K + Friday's 10K + Saturday's 1/2 marathon + Sunday's full marathon then on Monday a 1/2 marathon + Tuesday a 10K and Wednesday a 5K = 3.1 miles + 6.2 miles + 13.1 miles + 26.2 miles + 13.1 miles + 6.2 miles + 3.1 miles = 71 miles in 7 days so a 717
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Old 09-14-23, 07:16 AM
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Running related instead of cycling content:
As far as peeing in public places, during the Marine Corps Marathon it is common for runners (of all genders) to pee on the side of hill/woods between that 124 sign and mile marker 4 on the course map below. The green shaded area.

https://mcmlocator.com/map
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I always look behind me before I whip it out, wrap it around my waist and pee behind me while riding. Sorry for you fellers without that ability (gift)!!!!
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i have no weird riding habits. i am totally normal. unlike all you weirdos.
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Originally Posted by spelger
i have no weird riding habits. i am totally normal. unlike all you weirdos.
that's just weird.
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Originally Posted by Troul
did anyone say, "awww thats cute" as they looked & squinted while riding past?
I was riding with a couple friends and one stopped to pee and nobody was around. This woman appears and rides by shouting, "Oh my god, it's so big!" Cracked me up.
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I guess weird is wrelative, so, I'll just say I am sure I do.
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Originally Posted by big john
I was riding with a couple friends and one stopped to pee and nobody was around. This woman appears and rides by shouting, "Oh my god, it's so big!" Cracked me up.
I get that all the time. That and waving.
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Old 09-14-23, 01:08 PM
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As far back as I can remember, I've always had downtube shifters - recently decided to put a set of thumbies on a flat bar touring bike by way of a change.
Do you think I can stop reaching down for a non-existent lever every time I want to change gear? Must look pretty odd to the casual observer.
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Old 09-14-23, 01:49 PM
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Whenever I am forced to ride on a busy road with lots of noisy traffic I invariably burst into song, but I make up my own rude lyrics. The noisier the traffic, the bluer the lyrics.
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Originally Posted by fredlord
Whenever I am forced to ride on a busy road with lots of noisy traffic I invariably burst into song, but I make up my own rude lyrics. The noisier the traffic, the bluer the lyrics.
I'm a huge Terry Pratchett fan - hence the username and love this... next time I'm in traffic I'll have to give a rendition of A wizard's staff has a knob on the end or The hedgehog can never be buggered at all.
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Old 09-14-23, 04:35 PM
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Me, I will do quite a bit to avoid having a black cat cross my path. Like, speed up and in anticipation of the felines path, veer up on the sidewalk to get around the beast. I'm a regular commuter, and I can ensure a great day if I am successful in this ridiculous maneuver
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Originally Posted by big john
I was riding with a couple friends and one stopped to pee and nobody was around. This woman appears and rides by shouting, "Oh my god, it's so big!" Cracked me up.
I was on the side of the road in France a few weeks ago, wearing my bright pink Seattle International Randonneurs jersey. Along came a couple of Lone Star Randonneurs; the female of the pair (the randonneuse) said in a sing-song voice "LSR spies SIR peeing on the side of the road". The European riders going by didn't blink an eye.
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Originally Posted by downtube42
I was on the side of the road in France a few weeks ago, wearing my bright pink Seattle International Randonneurs jersey. Along came a couple of Lone Star Randonneurs; the female of the pair (the randonneuse) said in a sing-song voice "LSR spies SIR peeing on the side of the road". The European riders going by didn't blink an eye.
over here, there is a high chance that if someone sees you doing your business out in public (even though it legal as a cyclists) you get the cops called on you.
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I get on the bike from only the left side!

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Originally Posted by gringomojado
I get on the bike from only the left side!

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Is this optional?
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Old 09-14-23, 09:42 PM
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I really think we should be a little more careful characterizing behaviors as OCD as has happened a bunch of times in this thread.

OCD is a serious mental health issue and not a trivial descriptor for habits, quirks, irrational beliefs, or even repetitive behaviors on their own.

i am pretty sure no one in the forum would make light of different body types; and the same consideration should be there regarding divergent neurotypes.
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My only odd habits are decorating my bikes with too many the right amount of colors and talking to myself while riding. A lot. Hey, sometimes I need expert advice. Fortunately in this modern society other riders often assume I'm talking to all the little people who live in my phone.
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I have a propensity to come into these discussion forums and immerse myself with what other cyclists are doing (actually pre/post riding habit I guess). A gluten for punishment, I occasionally muster the courage to ask a question.

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