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As a co-post with the thread about doing stupid things over and over, I kept coming up with things that I am sure you would only do ONCE... at least I would hope so...
For me that was driving into a gas station with my ex-wife, and our 2 bikes on a rack on the roof. This was on the Isle Of Man many years ago, and the place had a very low canopy. After extensive and expensive repairs to the bikes, rack, car roof and awning, I think I got it. I bought a hitch rack...
 

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Forgetting the helmet at home. I've only done that once. Such a pain in the ass to drive back and get it.
 

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Bunny hop two telephone poles 3 feet apart at the trail entrance. Don't know what possessed me to think I could make it.
 

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Tried to bunny-hop a curb on my road bike. Rear tire exploded, rim was ok.
 

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Bought a 10 year old Specialized FS 26er. Guess that was 3 things I'll only do once :)
 

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I frequently forget to change to the right size tube in my camelbak. Always have the one for the bike I rode yesterday.

Duh, didn't read the heading on a forum and posted in the wrong one. Like this one
 

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Took my eyes off the trail while riding on a narrow ledge by the water...oops. Went for a swim where I'd seen some nice sized alligators before. Amazing how fast I scrambled up that steep embankment. Won't do that again.
 

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ONE TIME, and only one time, I spun my wheel with my finger in the brake rotor.

Lost a finger nail, but could have been much worse.
i have also done this, i didnt lose a nail but right after i thought... why the hell did i think that would be a good idea :madman:
Wiped my a$$ with poison ivy leaves.
hahaha that sucks! i cant imagine how much that sucked
 

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Using a teeter-totter as a launch ramp without checking the landing area first. The bike went a little bit sideways off the launch which would've been fine...except for the fact that there was a log ride after the teeter. Let's just say it didn't end well.
 

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Rode some pretty nasty technical stuff with clipless pedals. After testing my body's ability to blood clot numerous times that day, I went platform.
 
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