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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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riding superstitions

I did some searching and didn't find a thread about this and was wondering if I was the only one who does the same thing all the time pre-ride.

jacket - right sleeve then left
helmet
left glove then right glove
I get on then start the bike

don't go riding without my watch
move my cell phone to right hip pocket
have a Guardian Bell on my key ring to catch the "road demons"

who else out there has a routine before they go out?
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 04:23 AM
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I always rub one out.
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Those guardian bells crack me up - what dumbass would spend money on that crap? I dont want my bike sounding like Tinkerbell..
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i am completely random when getting ready to ride. i do however take a moment and remind myself that riding is dangerous and i need to stay focused on what i am doing.
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I did some searching and didn't find a thread about this and was wondering if I was the only one who does the same thing all the time pre-ride.

jacket - right sleeve then left
helmet
left glove then right glove
I get on then start the bike
I put the gear on in this way, but mainly because if I don't put the gloves on last, the other stuff is kind of a pain. Somewhere before the gloves the boots slip on.

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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 07:11 AM
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Those guardian bells crack me up - what dumbass would spend money on that crap? I dont want my bike sounding like Tinkerbell..
Dude, thats harsh.

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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 08:14 AM
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Wear riding pants and boots first, then go to a garage, drag the bike out,
Hop on it and start it. Then go inside the garage to get the jacket, helmet & ipod.
Zip the jacket, plug my Ipod, wear the helmet, hop on the bike, wear the gloves and take off with leaving rubber on the road. Sometimes I use GPS so this is one extra step – install GPS.

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Gear on, do the Rossi like move where he turns into a ball to stretch (i assume), hop on, after positioning mirrors i make the sign of the cross. (i do this whenever piloting any vehicle) WE PRAY!!

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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 08:16 AM
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I usally wait for whatever type of muscle relaxer I just popped to kick in before I throw a leg over my bike that is faster than Cerk's

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The bell should be attached to the bike. I use a leather shoestring to attach it. Better hurry up and chnge that.

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I always have the gas cap off my dads harley (that he got killed on) with me in my jacket pocket. I do seriously beleive it helps keep me safe. I don't know why. I guess it reminds me of what happened and makes me think of him.

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post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 08:37 AM
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I usally wait for whatever type of muscle relaxer I just popped to kick in before I throw a leg over my bike that is faster than Cerk's
...to meet up with all my Busa boys at SOW to discuss turbo kits we don't understand.


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...to meet up with all my Busa boys at SOW to discuss turbo kits we don't understand.



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2 layers of shirts, Socks, pants, shoes.. then jacket. (cell right front pocket, wallet left front)

Next, bike inspection (tires, chain, lights, signals, fluids).

Helmet, gloves, zip and go.

Not a superstition, it just flows best that way for me.

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I have an order to how I get ready, but nothing that would be a superstition. I do crack my back and neck before jumping on making sure I'm as loose as possible.

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Socks first, then pants.
Commando huh?



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No rituals here other than tclocs, but sometimes I have that sense that something bad is gonna happen, when my spidey sense tingles, I dont ride.

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Well today, and throughout winter, put on long underwear. Then put on a pair of pants, a T-shirt, shirt, put on riding pants, then riding boots. Then put on the jacket, put on helmet, gloves ( left then right), then start the bike, wait till the temp gets to 100, and pull off.

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I will ALWAYS take my cell phone out of my pocket before I ride. Hurts like a bitch to fall on a phone, trust me. And I try to launch a brown rocket before I head out.
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I will ALWAYS take my cell phone out of my pocket before I ride. Hurts like a bitch to fall on a phone, trust me. And I try to launch a brown rocket before I head out.

I do the oppisite. I always make sure I have my phone zipped up in my inside pocket. I won't ride without it. If anything were to ever happen, I want a way to call for help if I need to. (assuming I have service and assuming the phone isn't busted, but it's better than needing it and realizing I left it on the kitchen counter)


Oh, and +1 on taking a #2 before heading out

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I always take a moment to remind myself to concentrate and stay focused to the task at hand. Also remind myself of everything I have to loose which helps me keep my ass in check out there.

finally, I am not a very religious man, but I do say a quick silent prayer to keep myself and the people I am riding with safe.




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I put on all my gear in the same order while the bike is warming up. I always have to wear my black coral necklace when I ride, and I keep my dog's collar under the seat, we had to put her down this summer. I also have a picture of my daughter taped next to my gauges to keep me in check.
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