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Superstitions

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by longers, 10 Aug 2007.

  1. longers

    longers Veteran

    As the football season is about to start and I won't wear my teams shirt if they're playing and I'm not there (very bad luck) I started thinking about superstitions.

    Only a couple I can think of for me:-

    I won't cross anyone on the stairs.
    There's a bridge near Langwathby that I always have to close my eyes when going under (very bad luck also).If I'm driving it's a big blink really, but it must be done.

    You got any?
     
  2. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    i always say 'morning to EVERY magpie I see when I'm riding.
     
  3. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Everytime I open page 3 of the Sun I mast...;)

    No, I haven't got any.
     
  4. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    There is a church at the top of a hill at the turn point on one of my training rides. Ever since I read that circling a church widdershins (anti-clockwise) was bad luck, I've had to go around it clockwise - even though this forces me to take a really awkward line.

    In my defence: It's a very old place in the middle of nowhere (and incredibly spooky on a night ride).
     
  5. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Never walk under a black cat. ;)
     
  6. Sabreur

    Sabreur New Member

    Location:
    Norfolk
    I have to salute every Solitary Magpie spotted when out, irrespective of what I'm doing
     
  7. starseven

    starseven Guest

    The magpie thing is my only superstition. I always give them a salute and a "morning mr magpie" ...... ignorant cretins never reply though.
     
  8. Pete

    Pete Guest

    I've heard that there's a 'Fairy Bridge' somewhere in the Isle of Man...
    1) Can someone confirm?
    2) Is it safe to cycle across? ;)
     
  9. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Walking under ladders is one that I look out for. Remove the back bone of a fish and not turn it over to get to the flesh underneath is another!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Yes there is, it's south of Douglas if I remember correctly on the road to castletown. it's ok to cycle over it, or drive, as long as you remember to say hello !
    It's not the p*n*t**e fairy though so no guns
     
  11. gpx001

    gpx001 Senior Member

    Location:
    Leicestershire
    I do the magpie thing. I also try not to cross on the stairs and I won't walk under ladders, but apart from that I'm fine ;-)
     
  12. gpx001

    gpx001 Senior Member

    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Eeek, just remembered another one, got to post this message to get my number of posts past 13!
     
  13. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    Location:
    Gosport
    My changed emphasis

    That's because they are females who have you "listed" as a misogynist who will be dealt with in due course!

    Must admit that with my Scottish background - Magpies are treated with respect, however doffing one's helmet is a bit too much

    Edited
    (and no.........................."Doffing one's helmet" is not a euphemism for anything rude!)
     
  14. i say hello to most corvids i pass, just to be polite.

    i can't think of any superstitions, just lots of habits.

    L
     
  15. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    I don't need superstitions - touch wood! ;)