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Old 02-03-11, 08:06 PM
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habits?

what are everyones habits while riding (good and/or bad)... me... i sometimes find myself with my music way to loud and am completely oblivious to the world, sometimes i get lazy and don't use hand signals.. anyone else?
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I find myself getting tired and pointing my toes towards the ground, esp on long flats with headwind. I'm sure this is a terrible habit and I'm trying to strengthen my calves to avoid this.

Oh, and carrying too much stuff with me. Waste not want not
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Old 02-03-11, 08:10 PM
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I tend to run red lights at 3 way intersections and sometimes 4 way when there's no cars in the opposing directions...
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pointing your toes is pro
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I run red lights and stop signs all the time.
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Old 02-03-11, 10:33 PM
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One bad habit i have is not stoping for stop signs, Also i don't ever tell drivers im breaking.

A nother bad habit i have is screaming on rides.
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Old 02-03-11, 10:36 PM
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My biggest problem with hand signals is most drivers do not know wtf they mean.

I will signal switching lanes, but that is about it.
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Originally Posted by PluperfectArson View Post
My biggest problem with hand signals is most drivers do not know wtf they mean.
In the area I live; I just gave up on using hand signals.....
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I sometimes stop pedaling.
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Pointing in the direction I intend to go is pretty unambiguous.
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seat post is always too high, i don't run a brake, i don't use grip tape, i run tubulars in nyc, i ride in the middle of lanes
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+1 with people not knowing wtf point left means.

I hate it when people horn at me for waiting at the red light.
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Originally Posted by achtron View Post
what are everyones habits while riding (good and/or bad)... me... i sometimes find myself with my music way to loud and am completely oblivious to the world, sometimes i get lazy and don't use hand signals.. anyone else?
So, what do you think is the bad habit, listening to music way too loud listening to music?

The bad habit is listening to music.

I consider being able to hear essential to being safe when riding on the street. It is important to be able to hear cars, riders, and other things approaching you from behind...especially "other things" hahaha.
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I like it to be a total surprise if I'm going to get creamed by a car. And the only way I can do that is to turn up my headphones ALL THE WAY. Extreme max volume.
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I tend to get to 'into' maneuvering traffic. If I'm riding while there is a lot of traffic, I get really excited about passing a lot of cars and I start doing risky maneuvers in order to keep my flow going. I am car-free you see, and being able to pass cars moving slowly in traffic jams seems like a reward for my chosen lifestyle.
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
So, what do you think is the bad habit, listening to music way too loud listening to music?

The bad habit is listening to music.

I consider being able to hear essential to being safe when riding on the street. It is important to be able to hear cars, riders, and other things approaching you from behind...especially "other things" hahaha.
I see what you did there.
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Old 02-03-11, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
So, what do you think is the bad habit, listening to music way too loud listening to music?

The bad habit is listening to music.

I consider being able to hear essential to being safe when riding on the street. It is important to be able to hear cars, riders, and other things approaching you from behind...especially "other things" hahaha.
Hahah the listening to music is definitely the bad habit here no question about that.
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Old 02-03-11, 11:34 PM
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I also forget that people can hear me when i go and insult them
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I have never liked listening to music while riding my bike in the streets.

I could understand if you were alone at a track, maybe on a MUP, but doing it on the streets is kind of dumb.
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Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post

A nother bad habit i have is screaming on rides.
I do this too, and i thought I was the only one...
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i say **** a lot.

it starts with c and rhymes with bunt. often it's combined with f-bombs or 'stupid' or other qualifiers.

someone cuts me off, i yell "****!"

someone turns without signalling, i yell "****!"

someone passes me with a little too much throttle or a little too little space, i yell "****!"

often i look over my shoulder and there's a nice lady riding her comfort bike behind me... oops.
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Some of the posts remind me of this:

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