Superstition?

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7/26/2020 1:12 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/26/2020 1:13 PM

Anyone here have secret rituals, habits or other stupid abbreviations before riding out? And feeling bad when you cant keep up With it?
Mine is putting up my gear: right-left sock, right-left kneebrace, right-left pantsleeve, right-left boot. Any other sequence disturbs me.

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7/26/2020 2:30 PM

I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.

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7/26/2020 2:39 PM

I'm not so much... just stretch.
For the moment i still have to kick my bike to start her up and the first kick i just take it easy and don't kick it hard.
What else... i like to stretch... mmm nothing more i think

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7/26/2020 3:38 PM

Drop a new helmet

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7/26/2020 4:14 PM

Don't run number 13.

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7/26/2020 4:20 PM

I jump everything, my very first lap! I swear to god I do.

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7/26/2020 4:34 PM

Making sure I take a piss before my moto's.

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7/26/2020 4:43 PM

EngIceDave wrote:

Drop a new helmet

Won't do it to mine. But my uncle swore by it!!

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7/26/2020 5:02 PM

Right sock on first, NEVER walk under a ladder, ALWAYS toss the first chew out of a fresh can on the ground, No haircuts on Sunday, Pictures of loved ones on tables and what not, turned face down when gone from home longer than 3 days, Never, ever, EVER break a black cat's path if one crosses the road in front of you. Don't rock a rocking chair if nobody is in it, Black eye peas on New Years day (Not the band btw....), Dear God don't break a mirror, that shit sticks around for quite a spell. If you hear an Owl hooting in a direction, do not travel that direction the next day unless absolutely needed, Left shoe on first, Never piss on a dirt road (find grass if no other options are around)........

Jesus I'm a mess.......... Sadly, there's more.

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7/26/2020 5:34 PM

Right boot first.
Right glove first.
Before EFI, check petcock about 800 times on the gate.
Never ride on my birthday.

Oh, and if I know for a fact that the ride in question will be my last on that bike before getting a new one, I don’t go. Wadded myself on the last ride of my 94 CR, got to stare at my nicely equipped and shiny-new 96 250 for 12 weeks in a cast...never again lol.

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7/26/2020 5:40 PM

dadofagun wrote:

Right sock on first, NEVER walk under a ladder, ALWAYS toss the first chew out of a fresh can on the ground, No haircuts on Sunday, Pictures of loved ones on tables and what not, turned face down when gone from home longer than 3 days, Never, ever, EVER break a black cat's path if one crosses the road in front of you. Don't rock a rocking chair if nobody is in it, Black eye peas on New Years day (Not the band btw....), Dear God don't break a mirror, that shit sticks around for quite a spell. If you hear an Owl hooting in a direction, do not travel that direction the next day unless absolutely needed, Left shoe on first, Never piss on a dirt road (find grass if no other options are around)........

Jesus I'm a mess.......... Sadly, there's more.

blink
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7/26/2020 6:03 PM

Never say "I'm going out for 1 last ride"

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7/26/2020 6:08 PM

moto67e wrote:

Never say "I'm going out for 1 last ride"

This right here!!!!

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7/26/2020 7:36 PM

Left sock first, left knee brace first. Seems I'm in the minority. Might have to try right sock first. I have a small hole in my left sock so it makes for easy identification. Hahahaha

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7/26/2020 7:40 PM

All Right side gear first
Check goggles in mirror for straightness as final step before I roll to track
Always fill/refill fuel on right side of bike
Never wear blue gear
Drop a new helmet

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7/26/2020 7:46 PM

I wont buy odd year bikes anymore

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7/26/2020 8:06 PM

Never, never, EVER say "One more moto" or "Just a couple more laps" or anything similar. Never.

Guaranteed yard sale.


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7/26/2020 10:16 PM

Nope and it's one less thing to worry about.

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Non Gratum Anus Rodentum

7/26/2020 10:37 PM

Only get on the bike from the right side. Unless I can't.angry

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7/27/2020 3:39 AM

moto67e wrote:

Never say "I'm going out for 1 last ride"

Yes, never do that

Famous last words

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7/27/2020 5:37 AM

I'm left side first always.

Biggest is don't ever race in brand new gear, it has to be practiced in at least once. EVERY time I have worn new gear, I have had some sort of bad luck with crashing or bike issues. I've tried work-arounds like washing the gear before the race to "wash the bad luck away" still ended up throwing away a moto. I've officially given in, and am done racing in new gear.

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7/27/2020 7:28 AM

Left sock on first, right boot first, left glove on first. I always drop my new helmets before I will ride with it. Yes, I know I’m crazy haha

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7/27/2020 7:31 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/27/2020 7:34 AM

I try to make one sacrifice to the dark lord. If I don't do that then I feel uncomfortable on the track.

I actually do put my gear on in the exact same sequence every time I ride but that is more so I don't forget something.

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7/27/2020 11:09 AM

Left everything first, no idea why, but left always first. Maybe from my military years.

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7/27/2020 11:21 AM

When I’m Riding my KLR650 round town I incessantly push the blinker switch in to make sure I’m not blinking...I’m like why do I keep doing that....

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Don't be a Pussy...

7/27/2020 11:33 AM

Hydrate, eat well, stretch / foam roll, and get a good night's sleep before I ride.

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7/27/2020 1:34 PM

I rub a little dirt on brand new gear before putting it on.

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7/27/2020 1:55 PM

No Black Gear after two ambulance rides with it on.

Some black is ok but not majority black.

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7/27/2020 2:57 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/27/2020 2:57 PM

I can only load unload on left side... Sometimes use a coin toss to decide on what gear combo to ride with. Even though I run rental fatbars I always check the barpad making sure its in place right silly

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7/27/2020 7:10 PM

My only sort of superstitiom is that if I don't feel confident and comfortable I don't push it and try to acclimate, otherwise I know wreckage is coming.

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