Cycling habits

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I have particular habits when cycling, I have noticed. Here are three. Are they yours? Or are they odd?

I find myself counting pedal strokes. Sometimes by whole revolution, sometimes by half revolution. Usually to 20, then starting again. Almost always when suffering a tough bit of road (like this).

Leaf attack
If I see a fallen leaf on the road, I try to run it over with both front and back wheel. The double-crunch of a dead leaf is especially satisfying.

Pick the spot
When I hear a vehicle approaching me from behind, I try to pick the spot at which it will pass me – without looking! I explain it to myself as a safety exercise. Perhaps. It still seems a bit weird to me.

Those are my admissions. How much did you laugh/cringe? What are your equivalent secrets?