Superstitions in cycling

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I also know that some riders don't shave their legs on the morning of a race, and don't shave their beards before a ITT.
 

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Nov 12, 2012
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williamp78 said:
Pigeon is pretty tasty btw
Here's a pigeon joke, for all the lovers.

Two pensioners are talking to each other in a park:
- Have you brought bread for the pigeons?
- No. I eat them without bread.
 
Nov 14, 2011
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serfla said:
Here's a pigeon joke, for all the lovers.

Two pensioners are talking to each other in a park:
- Have you brought bread for the pigeons?
- No. I eat them without bread.
I wonder if we can morph this thread into a pigeon humour thread!?

An old couple is on a walk, when a pigeon flies by and deposits a poopy little present on the woman's head.
"Yuck!" yells the woman. "Get some toilet paper."
"What for?" replies the man. "He must be half-a-mile away by now."
 
Nov 14, 2011
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iZnoGouD said:
Superstition are for weakminded people, if you weak minded you're no cyclist
Back on topic; I too hate superstitions. What I do like however is routine; and I'm guessing that most cyclists aren't actually superstitious but if their routine is changed or hampered then they can be negatively affected by that. As such it may seem that their adherence to a routine can come across as supersition
 
Oct 20, 2012
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Swarley said:
I also know that some riders don't shave their legs on the morning of a race, and don't shave their beards before a ITT.
The first has some kind of logic... They don't have time to do so on the morning of the race and probably they can't bare the itching afterwards during the race.. :D:D
 
The Hitch said:
I heard a very common superstition among southern european riders was to wake up once every hour the night before the race, to stretch the legs and walk around.
I thought that was just a nineties habit, like bleaching your hair and having a little goatee.
 
Sep 29, 2012
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The Hitch said:
I heard a very common superstition among southern european riders was to wake up once every hour the night before the race, to stretch the legs and walk around.
Didn't that superstition stop in 2006?
 
Oct 30, 2011
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The Hitch said:
I heard a very common superstition among southern european riders was to wake up once every hour the night before the race, to stretch the legs and walk around.
Or if it's 1996, check the ol' HR monitor.
 
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Superstitions are only used to psych out opponents or to make an opponent do something dumb to think its helping them.

I personally always sleep with a scale model of a Pyramid under my bed, keeps me safe from all bad things, has worked so far. (Lets see who knows where that one is from :D )
 
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The Hitch said:
I heard a very common superstition among southern european riders was to wake up once every hour the night before the race, to stretch the legs and walk around.
Ha, ha! Good one!
 

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