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    Murphy's Law...

    Beautiful morning yesterday. Pulled the bikes out and cleaned them up. Went to work for the afternoon and evening. Today Snow...........

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    Murphy was an optimist.

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    As a Murphy, I resent the use of my name to indicate the inevitability of doom. Then again...it's snowing here, too. Grumble grumble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcmurf View Post
    As a Murphy, I resent the use of my name to indicate the inevitability of doom.
    Now see, there's another Murphy's law.

    "The personal names given to unpleasant outcomes will always be those of people who resent hearing their names used that way."

    That may be why there has never been a hurricane "Grouch".

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    There was an Oscar.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcmurf View Post
    As a Murphy, I resent the use of my name to indicate the inevitability of doom.
    If you look up the genesis of Murphy's law, it's even worse for you. Murphy screwed up an expensive test at Edwards Air Force Base by assuming that everything had to go his way and refusing to check.

    I don't know if anyone has heard of Murphy's law of cyclists and joggers. If there are 2 cars on a road, they will be going the correct speed to pass each other at the location a cyclist or jogger.
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    What? dcmurf wants us to recognize Murphy rights? What will he want next? bk

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    [QUOTE=dcmurf;8448051]As a Murphy, I resent the use of my name to indicate the inevitability of doom. Then again...it's snowing here, too. Grumble grumble.[/QUOTE]

    Serves you right for causing so much anguish when we are not prepared for it. I presume it was you that put the thorn through my tube last week when I had put the wrong pump on the bike that struggles to get to 60psi after 20 minutes use. I presume it was you that made me grab hold of the bike I had just cleaned with Dirty hands- and I still hate those white bits on the bike that show every bit of grease. And I presume it was you that made me drink just a bit too much of my 25 year old Cognac last night- Not that it bothered me but I did feel the effects of it when I met a roadie on the ride this morning who wanted to ask me so many questions about my bike and the brain just did not want to work.
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    If you get a flat tire on a loop ride, it will occur at a point where each direction home is of equal distance.

    You never see the dog that bit you.

    The amount of broken glass on the road is inversely proportional to the number of CO2 cartridges you are carrying.

    It was ALWAYS a good day to ride....yesterday.

    The rip in the seat of your shorts will get larger if there is someone riding on your rear wheel.

    When you tighten your handlebar bolt it will still be loose until you tighten it just enough to break it.

    Invariably, the next store that sells pie will be closed as well.

    Gore-Tex rain gear left in your closet is a excellent forecaster of rain in the next 20 minutes.

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    The number of flats you have will increase geometrically as your patch supply shrinks.

    The wind will always be at the back of the person riding in the opposite direction you are going.

    The number of young children learning to ride their tricycles/wheels with training wheels will grow at the same rate as you feel in a rush.

    Invariably, the next store selling pie will run out just as you arrive.

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    Extra water bottles left at home are an excellent forecaster of a parched, blisteringly hot ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillK View Post
    The wind will always be at the back of the person riding in the opposite direction you are going.


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    On a ride at 15 mph, at 15 miles to go you will be done in an hour.

    As the wind comes up your speed drops to 13, and at 13 miles you will be done in a hour.

    As the wind blows harder your speed drops to 10, and at 10 miles to go, you will be done in a hour.

    When you hit the hill with a headwind and your speed drops to 8, and you've got 8 miles to go, you will be done in a hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillK View Post
    The wind will always be at the back of the person riding in the opposite direction you are going.
    I like that one. I once complained about headwind to a group of other riders. One of them suggested I ride the opposite way so the rest of them would have a tailwind.

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    Another gutbuster! LOL!



    >On a ride at 15 mph, at 15 miles to go you will be done in an hour.

    >As the wind comes up your speed drops to 13, and at 13 miles you will be done in a hour.

    >As the wind blows harder your speed drops to 10, and at 10 miles to go, you will be done in a >hour.

    >When you hit the hill with a headwind and your speed drops to 8, and you've got 8 miles to go, >you will be done in a hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
    If you look up the genesis of Murphy's law, it's even worse for you. Murphy screwed up an expensive test at Edwards Air Force Base by assuming that everything had to go his way and refusing to check..
    Actually, it was the elctrician who soldered the test equipment together who made the mistake (confused two wires), and Murphy's comment (which became law) was something to the effect that. "If there's a wrong way to do something, this guy (the electrician) will do it that way!"

    They were working on a de-acceleration meter for the rocket sleds at Edward's at the time, and the mistake with the wires made the testing device useless.

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