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Old 11-13-02, 11:39 AM   #26
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What you swore was a flat stretch of road going, turns out to be a hill returning.

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Old 11-13-02, 02:18 PM   #27
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The odds of a stop light turning red is directly in proportion to the ammount of momentum you have coming into the intersection.
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Old 11-13-02, 03:49 PM   #29
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The grade of hill your climbing is in direct correlation with the number of diesel trucks that will pass you.
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Old 11-13-02, 04:05 PM   #30
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When the locals say 'It's fairly flat until the next town' you'd better get ready for some big climbs.
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Old 11-13-02, 04:19 PM   #31
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In the winter: the warmer you dress the warmer the actual temperature will be.
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Old 11-13-02, 04:46 PM   #32
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Showing off (showboating) in front of the ladies makes you 10 times more likely to crash.
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Even if there is no wind all day, the minute you go out for a ride the wind will pick up to 40k and be in your face the whole way.

The one day you forget the road rash kit, you'll crash.
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Old 11-13-02, 06:07 PM   #34
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If you forget your pump, you will have a flat.

If you are a guy and forget your pump, there will be an attractive female cyclist in need of a pump.
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Old 11-13-02, 10:12 PM   #35
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The guy (or gal) in front of you on that flat-handlebar bike who looks so dorky will drop you like a bad habit.
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Old 11-13-02, 11:33 PM   #36
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The one time you need to use a mobile phone to call for help, it will either die half way through the call "I am just near......". Or you will discover the one point on planet earth that has no signal.

The one day you have to stay back at work and ride home in the dark, you realise that your lights don't have a full charge.

You pack everything into your bag for the mornings commute except, underwear, or shoes, or a towel, or a shirt! etc.

Great thread.

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Old 11-13-02, 11:44 PM   #37
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You pack everything into your bag for the mornings commute except, underwear...
Who needs underwear???
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Old 11-14-02, 12:23 AM   #38
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When you are riding in a group and it is a thousand degrees out with the sun beating down, flats always occur nowhere near any shade so you all have to stand there sweating your rear off.
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Your dependency on needing a toilet is proportional to your distance from the nearest one.
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your shortest loop is always 15 minutes longer than you have to get your ride in
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The motorist you meet out of the car to argue a point of law with,is always 6inches taller and built like Arnold Schwartznegar.
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No matter how careful you are, you will fall down 3 times before you learn how to ride with your new clipless pedals.

The falls over new clipless pedals happen always when there are many motorists and peds around.

Waterpoof panniers are waterproof when you cycle around your city, but are not waterproof at all when you are on a long distance tour.

Rain costume makes you more wet from perspiration, than rain itself would do.

Hydrogen peroxide dries out from the bottle immediately as a cyclists gets a crash.

If you put your mobile phone in a pannier, someone will inevitable call you, while you are cycling.
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Old 11-14-02, 03:55 PM   #43
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If you injure yourself and have to take a few days off, those days will have perfect, ideal weather.

If you're desperate to 'go' and finally do find a rest stop, it will be totally gross, disgusting and odorous, forcing to to breathe through your mouth the whole time. The chances of it having toilet paper are nil if you forget to bring your own kleenex.
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Old 11-14-02, 05:27 PM   #44
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Waterpoof panniers are waterproof when you cycle around your city, but are not waterproof at all when you are on a long distance tour.
My panniers are completely waterproof. They fill up with water and not a drop leaks out.
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Old 11-14-02, 05:46 PM   #45
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If you're desperate to 'go' and finally do find a rest stop, it will be totally gross, disgusting and odorous, forcing to to breathe through your mouth the whole time. The chances of it having toilet paper are nil if you forget to bring your own kleenex.
Would you really rather taste that odor or smell it?
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Old 11-14-02, 05:56 PM   #46
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The colder it gets outside, the less hot water there is in the showers at work.
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The need list NEVER ENDS!!!!
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If you meticulously clean and polish your bike, rain the next day is inevitable.

If you chicken out of commuting because it is supposed to rain, it will not. You will kick yourself every time you drive past a cyclist who did not chicken out.

If you have some crucial part shipped to you FedEx Next Day, it will be shipped 2nd day and the signature waiver will not be specified, causing it to take 3 days.

If you only have one tire lever with you, it will break when you try to fix a flat.
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When ordering a part from a store, 10-14 days really means 14-21 days. And during those 21 days, you realize how much better life would have been if you just went to another shop and bought it immediately for full price.
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My panniers are completely waterproof. They fill up with water and not a drop leaks out.
I always say that about my shoes! I keep an old newspaper at work just to stuff my shoes.
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