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Old 11-24-2014, 05:48 AM   #1
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Am I crazy?

This morning on my commute to work, I realized I have a strange habit while riding. At least I think its strange. I talk to myself.....out loud. Ive seen plenty of people that talk to themselves at work and in public, and always thought that was weird. Now I do it. Have I gone mad?! Maybe its because Im in my own little bubble of privacy and know no one can hear me. I wonder if people in complete solitude do the same thing.

Just curious if anyone else does this too?
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Old 11-24-2014, 06:51 AM   #2
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Well sometimes I sing to myself inside my helmet.
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Old 11-24-2014, 06:54 AM   #3
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I talk to myself all the time. I think you're crazy when you talk to people who aren't there.
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:02 AM   #4
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:22 AM   #5
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I talk to and answer myself all the time.

Nobody seems to mind except the zombies. They're green though, so screw what they think.
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:26 AM   #6
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I do have a plastic tie on my crossbar that is a reminder to look ahead and not fixate on road obstacles. I glance at my instruments and see that tie and it reminds me of proper habits.

I know there is a coaching technique in individual sports like MX ans ski racing where the racer verbalizes to themselves the action they need to perform at a given point on the course. Verbally reminding yourself of a hidden entrance, etc would certainly have merit.
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:44 AM   #7
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Laugh

Yeah, talk to myself all the time, not so much while riding, except the times I do something stupid, like going too wide in a turn, I'll call myself a fucking idiot or a dumb bastard, seems to help.
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:53 AM   #8
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Yes - yes I do.

+1 on the name calling; although, I am trying to keep it more civil on the personal attacks.

Crazy probably, last I checked there is no fun in being normal. Carry on.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:08 AM   #9
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Hahaha. Good to know Im normal. Snafu!

this morning was a whole lot of "Youre not cold! This aint cold! Dont be a bitch!" lol.

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Old 11-24-2014, 08:23 AM   #10
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:39 AM   #11
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Not a problem unless you start carrying on lucid conversations with yourself...



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Old 11-24-2014, 08:46 AM   #12
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it's ok to talk to yourself.....
but when you ask your self a question and the answer is "huh?"; then there's a problem
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:06 AM   #13
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I do it all the time. Talking and singing.
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Old 11-24-2014, 10:18 AM   #14
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Old 11-24-2014, 10:20 AM   #15
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I do have a plastic tie on my crossbar that is a reminder to look ahead and not fixate on road obstacles. I glance at my instruments and see that tie and it reminds me of proper habits.
Yeah, but what happens when you fixate on the plastic tie?

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I know there is a coaching technique in individual sports like MX ans ski racing where the racer verbalizes to themselves the action they need to perform at a given point on the course. Verbally reminding yourself of a hidden entrance, etc would certainly have merit.
That's what I do. Rather than just *think* of certain actions, I will say them outloud to better focus myself on what I need to do. "Lean more, dammit!" has been a popular one lately.
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