Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern California
Bikes: Several bikes, Road, Mountain, Commute, etc.
I know the 9 mph rule for flying insects is truth, at least the ones on the trails I ride. Sometimes this knowledge is just enough to allow me to escape the miserable little flys, gnats, etc. by pushing out of my 7 or 8 mph slog up a climb!
Works for really steep climbs (Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts climb comes to mind) on the road too.
I would quibble about the "Universal" title, however. The Universe is Really, Really BIG (ask Ford Prefect)!
Rick / OCRR