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    Directional Spitting

    Are you a street spitter or a sidewalk spitter? Just curious......

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    Street. I blow my snotrockets that way, too.

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    SUV spitter?
    not an option? ok then, street.

    seriously though, I've spat on the sidewalk while stopped and caught (or nearly) pedestrians.
    spitting while riding- always street, I've seen those things maintain their forward trajectory for far too long, you may THINK it'll land before it hits that kid standing 20 feet ahead of you, but it might not.
    and trust me, when that happens they DO feel targetted!

    snotrockets are blown as down as possible instead of back after a couple "slimer" moments for the wfie this past winter forced me to start re-angling.
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    Depends on wind direction...

    A strong breeze from the street side and it's sidewalk time, for the oposite direction it's the street side. For calm days or head and following winds I'll always go street side. Fortunately my commute route doesn't include allot of pedestrian traffic (no sidewalks) so I usually don't have to worry about it. But it is one of the things that I do keep in mind while riding. I try to check if anyone is in the "zone" before I hauk a loogie or blow a snot rocket. As far as automobiles go, forget it! That's what windshields are for. A little spit or snot on the finish of some gas gulping SUV is less caustic than bird poop or bug guts. And I never have a high enough trajectory to make an open side window. Though there are times that I wish I was more accurate!

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    I have one area on my commute that's horribly windy almost all the time. I call it 'headwind hill' but in reality it's usually a crosswind. I do a spit test at the top of this hill...I'll spit directly forward over my front wheel, and I kid you not, I've had it land on the far side of the opposite bike lane (two lane highway) on at least a dozen occasions over the past few years.

    I usually spit at the shoulder unless it's a big cross wind and I don't think I can get it around my back tire before it comes back at me. In those cases I listen for traffic and then fire out into the street. I blow snot rockets in the direction of the corresponding nostril. Left goes left, right goes right.
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    Okay, I have to ask....
    What's with all the spitting?
    I mean, every once in awhile I can understand, but some people seem to spit constantly.
    Do you guys just produce copious amounts of drool (and/or phlegm)?
    Are you afraid that if you swallow your own saliva it will poison you?
    (Better not eat any food then).

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    I'll chime here but to expose another concern about spits...

    what about spitting drivers or passengers?...I haven't had that bad luck but the other day one spit just in front of me..and from that day on I'm pretty much always scared about it, specially in the part when I pass between or by the side of 4 to 8 buses stopped on a red light, just after the shower in my way to work.

    As far as my spitting, I just do it when some dust/bug/etc. get in to my mouth...not happening to often in my commute but occasionally on weekend rides...and when I do it, I just feel the winds...which of course I didn't the first time and my dusty spit end up in my arm

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    I never spit when I'm not on the bike. When I go running, no spit. It makes no physiological sense. For some reason I produce a crazy amount of saliva when I'm on the bike. I also never blow snot rockets when I'm not on the bike.

    My biggest complaint about serious cold weather commuting is that the 'clava covers my mouth on the really cold days, and I have to pull it down to spit. I have no fear of swallowing my own saliva, but for whatever reason, yes...when I'm on the bike I produce copious amounts of drool. I probably swallow about half of it and the rest goes onto the shoulder.
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    street

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    This Should have been a Poll.......





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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor29
    Okay, I have to ask....
    What's with all the spitting?
    I mean, every once in awhile I can understand, but some people seem to spit constantly.
    Do you guys just produce copious amounts of drool (and/or phlegm)?
    Are you afraid that if you swallow your own saliva it will poison you?
    (Better not eat any food then).
    I was going to ask the very same thing. I don't spit unless I'm flossing or brushing my teeth (and no, not while I'm on the bike). When it comes to snot, I just reach in my pocket with one hand and pull out my handkerchief.
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    Street, Car, Dog and

    sometimes myself

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    I usually try to clear the sidewalk and go for the landscaping!

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    I just swallow.......after I get home I wash in down with beer.
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    Ha! Great replies everyone. I am usually a street spitter and, yes, always watch for pedestrians when spitting towards the sidewalk.

    As far as the whole spitting thing goes, especially when it's cold, I produce lots of mucous. I guess it stems from my childhood. The old man was a spitter and taught me how to hawk a good loogie.....

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    Not the sidewalk.

    Either the street or whatever landscaping/ditch/bushes there's on the other side.

    Looks like I accumulate phlegm during the night and it starts coming up when I get going in the morning...

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    Wow, this thread makes me want to take up dipping while riding!

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    telephone poles, I'm drawn to trying to hit them as i speed by

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