Unconscious calling

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Dougie
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Postby Dougie » 02 May 2013, 13:30

OK, so the Bride looked at me the other day like I had two heads (nothing unusual here, this is a normal occurrence). We were in the car, she was driving. She needed to change lanes and hit the indicator. At this point I looked back, checked the lane and then loudly called "OVER". A few minutes later we approached a set of lights and as the lights changed to amber I called, again loudly "ROLLING". It was at that point I received the "two headed look".

Naturally, I said "wot". The Bride says "you really don't know, do you?"

Hence the post. Has anyone else been caught using inappropriate "cyclisms"?

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JoTheBuilder
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Postby JoTheBuilder » 02 May 2013, 13:56

I've tried to change gear in the car by shifting a lever...

Even more strange is that I drive an automatic.

timothy_clifford
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Postby timothy_clifford » 02 May 2013, 15:36

When walking I tend to use hand signs to indicate when turning or changing my line.
When driving and I spot a pothole, I have muttered "hole" a few times.

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Karzie
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Postby Karzie » 02 May 2013, 17:32

I'm told that sometimes I pedal in my sleep. Then again, I apparently also bark. Not quite sure what's going on...

Hashtag
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Postby Hashtag » 02 May 2013, 18:49

Whilst walking on the road, with a cycling chum, they yell at me "car back", which promptly got me to the footpath.

Anthony K
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Postby Anthony K » 02 May 2013, 21:26

Not really cycling but similar. I have found myself leaning into corners after jumping into the car after a week at the snow. Doesn't seem to make the car Ho round the corner better.

AndrewBurns
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Postby AndrewBurns » 04 May 2013, 09:38

I lean into corners way more than I need to when running and any time I'm walking and I want to move out to the right I always do a head-check to make sure nothing is coming up behind me.

rhys
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Postby rhys » 04 May 2013, 17:42

I draft people when I'm walking on the footpath. Similar to this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peAtB_dFUh0
It really puts them off.

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Nozzle
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Postby Nozzle » 04 May 2013, 19:53


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Postby jimmy » 06 May 2013, 11:55

yep, done the call when I'm in a car. I was driving and talking to the passenger, when (I can't remember which way it was) the lights changed and I called either rolling or stopping.

At least the passenger was a cyclist too, so they did (partly) understand.

James


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