Bike lore & Superstition I have never really thought of myself as superstitious, a little quirky maybe, but not superstitious, that is until I thought of some of the things I do. I don't walk under ladders and I avoid black cats and I do throw salt over my shoulder if I spill it, so I guess in the end I am superstitious. When I first got Vixen a friend sent me a Gremlin bell for her and it is mounted on the back. I love hearing it tinkle when I hit a bump. Scarlet has a bell now and it is already on the bike!
Legend of the Bell ~ Legend has it that Evil Road Spirits like to hitch rides on your bike and cause mayhem. The sort of mayhem that gets riders into trouble like flat tires, electrical issues, mechanical problems. The legend goes that when one of these nasty little buggers decides to hitch the ride they get trapped inside the bell and the constant ringing makes them crazy and they lose their grip and let go. It is also thought that when a bell is given to your by a friend or family member it carries twice as much good luck or power to throw the little beasties away from your bike.
What the bell looks like from the road up - Watch out Gremlins.....
I also wear a St. Christopher medal attached to a tab on the collar of my jacket. What kind of things do you do for good road Ju-Ju?