I'm an idiot thread

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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby InTheWoods » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:01 pm

Left my pants at home (commuting to work).

Awkward.
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:09 pm

InTheWoods wrote:Left my pants at home (commuting to work).

Awkward.


The more of these I read, the more I relate to. I have left my work shirt at home and then had to give a lecture while wearing a jersey. I have a couple of shirts, a pair of pants and shoes at work now, just in case.
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby Ozkaban » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:20 pm

I drove half way to work so I could park and ride the rest of the way in. I found I'd left my cycling shoes at home and my work shoes were at work.

Socks on spd-sl pedals do work, though not overly comfortably! I saw work mates in the cafe next to work as I rode past. I hoped they wouldn't notice but it was the first thing mentioned when I got in...
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby BarryTas » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:23 pm

jules21 wrote:
BarryTas wrote:at a cafe stop my mate did his business an dput his bibs back on inside out.................................... :shock: :roll:

who takes their bibs off completely? :D



well i was not going to ask.
but he did have to hide behind a bush to fix it up
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:24 pm

I turned up to track racing once only to discover I'd forgotten my helmet. Borrowed one off a girl, fortunately it wasn't pink.

More funny was a colleague, but I won't mention who, who turned up to track racing only to discover he had forgotten his nicks. Luckily for him, I had a spare pair. Unlucky for him, I had worn them for the commute in the morning. I lent him the nicks and he left his undies on. Told him to keep them :D
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby chucknitro » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:38 pm

One club member drove to the start of the ride.
Shoes - check
Water Bottles - check
Bike - nope :(
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby bychosis » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:14 pm

InTheWoods wrote:Left my pants at home (commuting to work).

Awkward.


Me too. Fortunately was able to borrow a car and go back home to get them, 20 min round trip. Also left towel at home previously, dried myself with my 'emergency reserve' shirt and paper towel. I only change pants or towel over when I bring in fresh ones. Shirts/underwear are a few days ahead at a time.

Saw a guy in full kit, fancy carbon road bike clip less pedals and thongs on loop the lake... No shoes obviously. Long ride without correct footwear.
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby WestcoastPete » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:40 pm

InTheWoods wrote:Left my pants at home (commuting to work).

Awkward.


chucknitro wrote:One club member drove to the start of the ride.
Shoes - check
Water Bottles - check
Bike - nope :(


This thread is awesome.
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:49 pm

Put my bike in the car, reversed and heard a strange noise, i had left the wheels leaning against the boot. Luckily it was soft grass so only had one bent skewer.
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby Sweeper59 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:50 pm

A mate of mine drove home from a weekend race. His wife rang and asked him to pick up a few groceries on the way home.

You guessed it....he attempted to drive into the underground carpark at the local shopping centre with his bike on the roof.

Not only did he break his bike and rack, he did a few thousand dollars damage to his brand new SUV when his bike slid down the side of the vehicle.
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby isabella24 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:27 pm

Rode to work, had a shower and realized I'd forgotton... My bra! Options were an entire day in a sweaty sports bra (under a singlet, doesn't work!) or much to everyone's amusement, no bra... :oops:
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby lump_a_charcoal » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:51 pm

isabella24 wrote:Rode to work, had a shower and realized I'd forgotton... My bra! Options were an entire day in a sweaty sports bra (under a singlet, doesn't work!) or much to everyone's amusement, no bra... :oops:


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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby damhooligan » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:02 pm

lump_a_charcoal wrote:
isabella24 wrote:Rode to work, had a shower and realized I'd forgotton... My bra! Options were an entire day in a sweaty sports bra (under a singlet, doesn't work!) or much to everyone's amusement, no bra... :oops:


:D



i take it you took option 2 ??
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby damhooligan » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:04 pm

chucknitro wrote:One club member drove to the start of the ride.
Shoes - check
Water Bottles - check
Bike - nope :(



After forgetting little things myself, I actually made a checklist .
And got a secondary checklist for rides that dont leave frome home.
This list includes the bike.. 8)
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby isabella24 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:08 pm

damhooligan wrote:
lump_a_charcoal wrote:
isabella24 wrote:Rode to work, had a shower and realized I'd forgotton... My bra! Options were an entire day in a sweaty sports bra (under a singlet, doesn't work!) or much to everyone's amusement, no bra... :oops:


:D



i take it you took option 2 ??


Yep, I took option 2.
And as I work in an engineering firm with an office full of guys, I've now got a spare in my locker, just to make sure I never forget it again...
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby jasonc » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:21 pm

isabella24 wrote:And as I work in an engineering firm with an office full of guys, I've now got a spare in my locker, just to make sure I never forget it again...
:roll:


damn it. won't bother applying for your workplace now.

i work on the n+1 rule. If I need 1 at work, I have at least 2 of them
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:08 pm

chucknitro wrote:One club member drove to the start of the ride.
Shoes - check
Water Bottles - check
Bike - nope :(

Hey, I forgot to take my leg to track race once.
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby ft_critical » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:44 pm

Dressed in the dark, bib nicks inside out. Looked like a Baboon - Assoss Chamoix is exactly Baboon butt colour. Changed in some bushes when I realised; when it got light.
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:08 pm

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:Hey, I forgot to take my leg to track race once.


Ladies and gentleman we have a winner! :lol:
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby chucknitro » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:48 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
Alex Simmons/RST wrote:Hey, I forgot to take my leg to track race once.


Ladies and gentleman we have a winner! :lol:

+1 :D
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby diggler » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:19 am

Fallen off my bike at traffic lights in front of a crowd. Looked really stupid.

Gone to work without towel and shirt.

Went to cricket training without underpants. This is critical because it keeps your box in place. I was batting with my box around my knees feeling very nervous.
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby NhiTrac » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:06 am

Decided not to charge my batteries for the front light thinking it had enough juice in it for the next ride.

I rode that night in pitch black as it was along the motor way with no road lamps. Got a glimpse of the road every so often when cars drove past though i may as well have been riding with my eyes closed. Now I juice up my batteries after every day of riding with no exceptions.

Was a damn scary dangerous stupid experience.
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:31 pm

Almost picked up a Huffy Aerowind at the tip a few years back, left it there because it was a Huffy and even i knew they aren't worth anything.

Found out much later they are very rare and can fetch quite a bit.
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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby ILMB » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:59 am

I keep forgetting to switch on my rear light at night on my cycle home. :oops:

I have an auto front light (Axa - Nano 50 Plus Steady Auto LED) running off a front wheel dynamo. Does anyone know if there is enough power in the dynamo to also power an auto dyno rear light? Or are there any "auto" type battery powered rear lights out there?

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Re: I'm an idiot thread

Postby warthog1 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:21 am

Borrowed some shoes at a race once when I forgot mine and have ridden off to work with only a bandana and no helmet several times.
One of the blokes on a club ride for some reason decided to check his front skewer was tight whilst (luckily) riding slowly. Lost control, over the handlebars landing on his head breaking his neck. Luckily he had the sense not to move and an ambulance was called. Incomplete fracture with no displacement or cord damage and he is fine now :) Served as a handy reminder for us all to be more careful though. :shock:
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