- Odd pre-ride rituals…..
I have to go for a dump before I leave the house. It doesn’t matter if I am riding from home or if there is a 3 hour drive, I don’t normally need another until well after the ride. Strangely, and this might be too much info, they are never solid even if I am having no tummy trouble.
Also when I am driving to ride I always fold the seats up and put the parcel shelf in place before locking the car. This is so it doesn’t look like I have gone for a ride. I also check that I have locked the car at least 6 times. It was a very odd feeling when mindmap drove me to Antur Stiniog the other week, no ocd induced weirdness.Posted 4 years agosimmySubscriber
I’m glad I’m not the only one with the door OCD, I’ve even turned back to check not just the door but to check the dogs are safely in the kitchen as I’m on a main road and they will run out to meet me whilst I’m struggling to get the bike in.
Many a time I’ve got ready, out the door all kitted up, turned round and have left the bike in the front room, even left it at my mates after a cold night ride and didn’t realise till he was locking his door for the night 😳Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
I have a mantra that originally related to setting off on my commute to work, but I now say it twice before any ride as I’m leaving the door, and also if I’m leaving for an overnight stay somewhere (none bike related). it’s basically the contents of my bag from when I first started commuting years ago but doesn’t cover everything I need and also has stuff I now don’t:
shoes, socks, pants, trousers, belt, shirt, tie, workpass, phones, keys, wallet… toiletries.
people are weird.Posted 4 years agobrooessMember
Riding and walking mates know they’ll always get to enjoy the sight of me repacking the bag I’ve just carefully packed, to double check I’ve not forgotten anything.
On the plus side, I never do forget anything, and when something goes wrong in the middle of nowhere I’m usually the one with the spare thing and the kit you need to get you out of trouble 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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