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Old 03-30-21, 05:00 PM
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What's that guys name?

This one ever happen to you? I was riding today and an oncoming rider sits up a bit and points my direction. I look over, I recognize him and say, "hey......" and point back at him. I've known this guy for 50 years and couldnt remember his name. DAVE... His name is Dave. He couldnt remember my name either. Just two guys passing pointing at each other. 😆
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Old 03-30-21, 05:24 PM
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Old 03-30-21, 08:31 PM
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Old 03-30-21, 08:46 PM
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I hate it when that happens.
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Old 03-31-21, 08:08 AM
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The Corollary to this event:
A fellow bike rider, that you have ridden 100's of miles with on the road, crosses your path at work and you do not recognize them without their helmet on.
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Old 03-31-21, 09:34 AM
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Old 03-31-21, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Lambkin55 View Post
The Corollary to this event:A fellow bike rider, that you have ridden 100's of miles with on the road, crosses your path at work and you do not recognize them without their helmet on.
This is why I hate attending our cycle club's off-the-bike social events: A room full of handsome well-dressed people, none of whom I recognize...even though I just spent the previous weekend riding with many of them.
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Old 03-31-21, 09:24 PM
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I have been known to blurt out "How YOU doin'?" to people I recognize. It sounds like Joey Tribbiani on Friends. IOW, like a d0uch3canoe. Can't help it, I grew up in NY and some verbal habits clung on. Fortunately my women friends know it's not flirting, just this reflexive thing I blurt out. And over time I've managed to rework the emphasis so it's more like "How ya DOIN'!" now, which is slightly less creepy.

At my daughter's wedding rehearsal I didn't even recognize my brother. Hadn't seen him for a couple of years and he'd somehow managed to keep getting taller. And I was in zombie phase at that point. I think I just mumbled "Fadda of the bride" and shook hands without recognizing him. He understood, though.
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Old 03-31-21, 09:36 PM
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You want to travel to another part of the world.

In S E Asia, I am different and stand out. All the locals notice me. But I only recognize those I know. Not the thousands of others who recognize me.
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Old 04-01-21, 08:45 AM
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I've forgotten names of people I don't see that often. Usually bugs me until I later remember it. Can't recall any I that I never remembered later, but there must be one or two!
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Old 04-01-21, 10:04 AM
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Well, you could do it in front of the press corps with people you've known for 40 years, and have it memorialized for eternity on Youtube:

Happens all the time. You just hope the person doesn't realize that the long drawn-out "Heyyyyyyy .... " is the sound of you, desperately trying to remember their name.

And of course, you remember it five minutes into the conversation, so you have to make it a point at the end to say their name, just so they know you do know who they are. No, really, I remembered your name right from the get-go!
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Old 04-01-21, 10:09 AM
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Old 04-01-21, 12:26 PM
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Another thing that happens to me is someone going the other way will call out my name and I can't figure out who it was. I've ridden in this area over 30 years with different clubs and groups and I stick out like a sore thumb, so it happens more than you might think. I wish the person would yell their own name, too.
My vision isn't so great, so that doesn't help.
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Old 04-01-21, 01:03 PM
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I have ridden with some guys every week for years and couldn't pick them out of a line up in street clothes, but I can describe their bikes: Oh yeah, Rick the guy who rides a red Tarmac with Dura Ace and Zipp 404s.
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Old 04-01-21, 02:12 PM
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Another thing that happens to me is someone going the other way will call out my name and I can't figure out who it was.
Oh yeah, I get that all the time: Someone heading in the opposite direction yells "Hi Bob!" ...and I barely even noticed there was someone riding in the opposite direction, much less who it was.

Hell, for all I know they don't know me and they're just goofing and got lucky, 'cuz "Bob" is an inherently funny name to yell. (When I was in high school in late 1970s we would drive around downtown Nyack, NY on a Friday or Saturday night and yell "Hey Frankie!" at every group of teenagers we passed. Someone always yelled back "What? Who is that?!?")
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I have ridden with some guys every week for years and couldn't pick them out of a line up in street clothes, but I can describe their bikes: Oh yeah, Rick the guy who rides a red Tarmac with Dura Ace and Zipp 404s.
Exactly this ^^^

It's a little better if they're wearing a hat and sunglasses.
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Old 04-01-21, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
Oh yeah, I get that all the time: Someone heading in the opposite direction yells "Hi Bob!" ...and I barely even noticed there was someone riding in the opposite direction, much less who it was.

Hell, for all I know they don't know me and they're just goofing and got lucky, 'cuz "Bob" is an inherently funny name to yell. (When I was in high school in late 1970s we would drive around downtown Nyack, NY on a Friday or Saturday night and yell "Hey Frankie!" at every group of teenagers we passed. Someone always yelled back "What? Who is that?!?")
At least they didn't yell "Hi Fred".
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Old 04-01-21, 07:41 PM
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I don't know names of anything. Roads, cities, towns, people, companies, whatever. A lifelong affliction, so 50+ means nothing. I just go to the white barn and turn left, say "how's it going", and otherwise use generic terms for things. My wife remembers all the things, so we're good.
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Old 04-02-21, 03:56 PM
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Yes, this and its variants happens more times than I care to admit.

I absolutely hate it. And I will spend hours obsessing over it, trying to reconstruct their names. wishing dearly I could Google my brain. Cause I know it's in there, somewhere
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My wife remembers all the things...
Mine, too. Especially the things that I would prefer she didn't.
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Old 04-05-21, 06:46 PM
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Typical. Every actor who ever lived is now "that guy from that thing."
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