porky wrote:Having spent a lot of time at the back of group rides, I have noticed that quite a few people lean to one side or the other. The bikes may be symmetrical but I'm not sure that people are.
Not only leaning, but some individualistic pedalling styles (including the legs of same pair having different styles.
I know I pedal harder with my right leg and it's appreciably thicker, especially in the thigh to prove it. Since I did my achilles a couple of years ago my right shoe shows more wear than the left.
I'm right handed with a dominant left eye (but I've never fancied my chances at building wheels.) I can shoot very accurately holding a gun right-handed but using my left eye. When forced to do it by a fussy instructor I could shut the left eye and use my right for aiming but it always seemed uncomfortable. I hasten to add it's nearly forty years since I fired anything but an air rifle.
Back to funny pedalling, I thought of Luc Leblanc although he was the one laughing once he'd got the jersey on. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc_Leblanc
PS - Colin - you beat me to it (by being concise