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Old 08-20-18, 12:30 PM
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Interesting Occurrence...

Was walking across the street, in the crosswalk, as a normal pedestrian (IE, NOT on a bike ride...), to a local pub. Literally stopped in the middle of the crosswalk to make sure I had my helmet on....

That's all. I probably need to spend a bit of time off my bike
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Old 08-20-18, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman View Post
Was walking across the street, in the crosswalk, as a normal pedestrian (IE, NOT on a bike ride...), to a local pub. Literally stopped in the middle of the crosswalk to make sure I had my helmet on....

That's all. I probably need to spend a bit of time off my bike
Whew...now I feel better. I thought it was just me for the longest time.
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As a pedestrian just walking along, if I hear a noise behind me, I'll glance up and to the left to check the mirror on my helmet. Chuckle to myself and keep on walking. Muscle memory is an almost impossible habit to break.
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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman View Post
Literally stopped in the middle of the crosswalk to make sure I had my helmet on....
Well....did you?
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Old 08-20-18, 05:00 PM
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I've found myself signaling turns while walking.
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Point out potholes while driving.
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Originally Posted by SCRcat6 View Post
Well....did you?
No. And then I wondered if i was close enough to home to justify turning around for it
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Originally Posted by coupster View Post
As a pedestrian just walking along, if I hear a noise behind me, I'll glance up and to the left to check the mirror on my helmet. Chuckle to myself and keep on walking. Muscle memory is an almost impossible habit to break.
Whereas I look up and right on the bike to check my rearview. Doesn't work too well.
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Old 08-20-18, 09:08 PM
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Just walking along (JWA).. thought this was going to be a 'my cane suddenly assploded' story.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Just walking along (JWA).. thought this was going to be a 'my cane suddenly assploded' story.
Only an idiot would use a carbon cane.

#woodisgood .
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Wouldn't be concerned until the day comes you lose your helmet and find it in the refrigerator.
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I sometimes try to flip down the face shield on the bicycle helmet...
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You might want to get a CT scan of your brain--without the helmet on.
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Wouldn't be concerned until the day comes you lose your helmet and find it in the refrigerator.
I think that day is coming. I found my TV remote in my freezer once
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I think that day is coming. I found my TV remote in my freezer once
I may have ridden over 70 miles on Monday but I can't remember it being much over 12.
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I'll glance up and to the left to check the mirror on my helmet.
I do this in the grocery store, when piloting my cart around...
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Also, there was a long, long stretch where i would look in the back seat of my car, see that the car seat was empty, and freak out thinking i'd left my daughter alone at a store/street/parking lot. And then realize she was at home with my wife.
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As a pedestrian just walking along, if I hear a noise behind me, I'll glance up and to the left to check the mirror on my helmet. Chuckle to myself and keep on walking. Muscle memory is an almost impossible habit to break.
Sometimes in the grocery I will see a hot babe, so I'll turn my back toward her and look up/left to check her out, then remember I'm not wearing my helmet.
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I find myself wanting to draft other cars while driving.
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sometimes I think it might be more proactive to patch the tire before the flat...
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Once I thought I should dress myself up in spandex overalls/bibs just to ride a bike.
A second later I realized how ridiculous that would be and luckily the thought has never returned.

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Old 08-26-18, 04:16 PM
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Well..... My first thought was had you already stopped at a pub before you headed to the pub you were going to.
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When I'm hiking, or just walking down the street, I'm forever glancing up at my non-existent mirror.
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Mirror thing for me too. Complementary, sometimes when I first get on the bike I have an uncomfortable feeling of not having a seatbelt on. Then I get over it.
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