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Aug 02

Posts: 212

psychogirl says:

Biking rituals or OCD?

When getting ready to go out on my bike I have a ritual for kitting up. Part of it is right boot has to go on before left boot. Left glove has to go on before right glove. I can't not do it in that order.

Does anyone else share a similar train of thought or should I be seeking counselling? :unsure:

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Nov 10

Posts: 183

Ovski says:

right glove then left

and always right boot before left boot. I suppose that and remembering to check every now and again that my gf is still perched behind me and not fallen off :blink:

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Nov 04

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750FLYER says:

Helmet on..

Right glove on...

Start bike....

Left glove on..

Every single time for the last 10 years!!!

Ain't we strange??!!   :tongue:

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Mar 09

Posts: 4548

smoto5 says:

Never really thought about it!

generally prefer to put trousers on before boots, and put helmet on before gloves, funnily enough! :lol: Jacket might go on before gloves too I guess :biggrin: no OCD for me then!

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Mar 11

Posts: 43

madmartin400 says:


always left glove first and right boot first.always:unsure:

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Sep 08

Posts: 5198

Jeni4 says:


Trousers, boots, jacket, earplugs, lid, gloves... out to bike, remember key is in pocket so off come the gloves again :lol:

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Jul 08

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ninjachica says:

LOL Somoto5

I don't go in any particular order, BUT, I must check that I've got my alarm fob at least 5 times (having left it behind once).

I now wear it on a cord around my neck, so having checked it's there once, that ought to be enough... but, no!:sunglasses:  OCD

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Aug 06

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dave_c says:

Boots, jacket,

gloves, helmet etc.  .............and then usually at this point I remember ear plugs - so the helmet and gloves need to come back off :dopeyhmmmm: 

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Aug 09

Posts: 2725

MarcusMarsh says:

Me too

Have a set routine for earplugs, helmet and gloves etc.  Also I rarely, if ever, use a side stand - my bike always has to be left on the centre stand.

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Oct 10

Posts: 567

stingy1 says:

my ritual, fer the last 8 months has been...

drag leathers off floor of spare room, think "sod this"...


And just go out fer walk to pub, or out in convertible.


Thats why the bike hasnt moved, and prob wont again!



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Apr 09

Posts: 196

cowboy11 says:


not really fussed about left over right first but usually i

put on trousers
walk to bike
start bike (whilst bike warming up)
put on helmet
quick check round the bike (tyres, leaks etc etc)
put on gloves
climb aboard
check mirrors
and at this point, i generally need to pee,
so turn engine off
take off gloves
remove helmet
remove jacket
do that silly shiver wiggle walk thing to the bathroom (you know the one i mean. :winkie:Sometimes this particular walk turns into the poop scootin shuffle )
If the walk does happen to turn into the shuffle, remove trousers, better safe than sorry.
Oh bugger it's pouring it down, maybe i'll try tomorrow.

keep smiling :smile

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