What are your moto superstitions?

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11/16/2010 1:08 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/16/2010 1:10 AM

All MXer's are superstitious. Its a fact. I guess its becuz what we do has a large element of uncertainty to it. When youre on the line you know you might holeshot and win, or you might wad it up and ride the ambulance instead. My superstitions arent too gnar, but i dont like acratching a new helmet. in fact i like to leave all the size stickers and "Made in Japan" stickers on my Shoei's. they must wear off naturally. what about you guys?

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11/16/2010 3:35 AM

Never post on forumsunsure .
Shit did it again.
I never have my car radio volume on 13

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11/16/2010 4:31 AM

right glove, boot, kneebrace on before left. always. thats pretty much it..

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11/16/2010 5:16 AM

I try not to say, "Just one more time."

If I do say it, then I don't do it, whether it's hitting a jump
or going out for another few practice laps.

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11/16/2010 5:20 AM

left boot left knee brace everything left side first ...and no blue under wear ...i know its weird but i had my worst crash ever wearing blue underwear

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11/16/2010 5:37 AM

I have to put my pants on BOTH legs at a time.

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How do you make a cat go . ."WHOOOF" ? . . .Dowse it in gasoline and throw it in the fireplace.

11/16/2010 6:13 AM

Gas on?

Gas on?

Gas on?

Forgetting something.....

Gas on?

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11/16/2010 6:14 AM

I hate those "last lap" rides. I avoid those, or at least saying "I'm gonna do just one more lap". Up at our track, 15 minutes before closing for the day I see people going out for that one last ride, I'm always sitting there like, pleaseeee nothing happen haha, maybe that's just being paranoid? IDK.

That and red flags, having to re-start a race freaks me out

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@dannystu

11/16/2010 6:18 AM

never say one more time/lap/session

always knock on wood before first ride/session

volume level 13 is a no no for me too...

stay away from tracks I have a bad feeling about

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11/16/2010 6:46 AM

It is bad luck to be superstitious

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man who runs in front of bus gets tired. man who runs behind bus gets exhausted

11/16/2010 7:26 AM

check to see if my gas is on 50,000 + times. forgot to do that 4 years ago at arenacross and died in the whoops

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11/16/2010 7:42 AM

imoto316 wrote:

I try not to say, "Just one more time."

If I do say it, then I don't do it, whether it's hitting a jump
or going out for ...more

Yeah after a few crashes we took that phrase out of the book as well.

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11/16/2010 7:44 AM

Last time I said "I'll go out one more time", I was knocked out for 5-6 hours and chopper'd out. Yeah, not a good day.

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From dirt bikes to dirty strikes! Bowl on PBA tour @wozbowls.

11/16/2010 7:50 AM

newmann wrote:

Gas on?

Gas on?

Gas on?

Forgetting something.....

Gas on?

That's weird my 11' 450 doesn't have a petcock I think they forgot to put it on at the dealer, im gonna have to go down there and knock some heads lol

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" To hell with them. When history is written they will be the sons of bitches - not I. "
Harry S. Truman

11/16/2010 7:57 AM

I always put my left foot in my boot first, then I take it out, in , out, in , out than I shake it all about.


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I've been here 17 years , am I still English, man ???

11/16/2010 8:06 AM

I absolutely hate silicone spray, if that even fits into superstitions. I don't care about looks when it comes to this stuff. I'm fine if it's on the rear and/or backfender, but not on the shrouds, sidepanels and seat, or even brakes!

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11/16/2010 8:14 AM

newmann wrote:

Gas on?

Gas on?

Gas on?

Forgetting something.....

Gas on?

NeWskoolmxer wrote:

That's weird my 11' 450 doesn't have a petcock I think they forgot to put it on at the dealer, im gonna have to go down there ...more

Yeah, no kidding......the fi bikes freak you out at first when you're so used to reaching down there a million times to check that the gas is on and there's nothing there.

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11/16/2010 8:22 AM

I always have to sit on the drivers side of the bed of my truck when I'm getting dressed and like a lot of you, I never say "lets go back out one more time". We always say, "lets go out two more times", but really only go out once. We never ever talk about past crashes on the way to the track or while we are at the track.

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11/16/2010 8:40 AM

only one:

new gear of any kind, gets thrown on the ground before i goes on my body. period. gospel.

last time, in a hurry, i forgot about it... 2 laps later, on my way to the er with a bone in my thumb in 5 pieces and hell if i know, from how i went down, how i did it. no visible damge anywhere on my thumb, not so much as a red mark... just exploded it. had put on my new ONE galaxy gear, my new TLD helmet and boom.

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A person is smart.... A group of people are only as smart as the loudest person in the room!

11/16/2010 8:54 AM

I have learned NOT to say "It can't get any worse" and that's in racing or in general life.

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11/16/2010 9:14 AM

You guys all have serious issues. Seriouslyblink



Although I am becoming a believer in the "never say one more session" thing.

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Are we gonna ride or are we gonna mess around all day?

11/16/2010 9:34 AM

Man that "one more time" will really bite you.
Last time I said that I planted my self into the face of a jump
missed a week of work and worst of all I had to get a sonogram
on the family jewels,never again will I say "one more time"
Now I just say, enough today I'll get it next time.

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Live life to the fullest,ride like there is no tomorrow.

11/16/2010 9:42 AM

I do the left boot thing too.. so weird soo many others do too..

Oh, and I always have to take a crap 5 mins before the fricken moto starts... superstitious? or maybe just "squirtitious"

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