Relieve your conscience and spill it! What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done while riding, or in the name of riding?
Here’s mine to start:
I ride with my car key fob in my zipped jersey pocket when I drive to rides/races. One time, I took the fob out of my pocket, put it on top of the car as I changed out of my jersey to drive the two hours back. You guessed it: I left the fob on the car as I drove off… I heard it fall, but didn’t connect… I drove 90 minutes before needing to stop for a nature break and gas. I stopped, filled the car up, went inside the station, came back out, got in the car, pushed the ignition… nothing. Found the key ring with my valet key on it, but the car doesn’t have a valet key starter, so I’m stuck 30 min from where I’m staying, 2000 miles from my actual home, no way to start my car… pushed the car into a parking spot at the small rural station where they graciously let me keep it for a few days, a friend bailed me out, and my wife overnighted me our backup fob.
So that’s it.
Well… kinda… this past weekend, I drove off from a ride and DID IT AGAIN. Except this time I heard the fob fall, stopped, and found two of the three pieces of the fob in the road and was able to get it working once I got home.
No chance in hell I tell my wife that, so consider this my “confession.”
Any other takers?