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Old 11-14-02, 08:55 PM   #51
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If there are two cars on the road with a cyclist...the cars will pass each other at the precise moment the cyclist is adjacent to both of them! :confused:
So it's not just me.

And what's really weird is it happens, likely as not, on a blind curve or hill, after you've been riding for miles with no traffic in either direction.
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You come unclipped at the most inopportune time.

You are unable to get clipped in before you REALLY need to be.

Damn SPD's...

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Old 11-15-02, 01:26 AM   #53
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Relativity law:

In western hemisphere after 100 km cycling the distance between adjacent miles posts on a trail increases from 1.609 km to approximately 3 km.
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Old 11-15-02, 09:22 AM   #54
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The more confident you become on a trail, thus the faster you go the more likely you are to fly over the handle bars and serious over extend three fingers between the handlebars and brake lever. ( happened when i first started but i was bound to hurt myself i was due for it)
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Old 11-15-02, 10:32 AM   #55
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The last 2 miles of a century are exactly 5 miles in
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A T-shirt, which dries on balcony for 30 minutes, never dries on a tour. Even after 2 days in the sun it would be still wet.

No matter how careful you are in selecting a place for the tent, there will be a stone under your mat.

The water in a kettle will never start boiling on a camping gas, if you look at the kettle.
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Old 11-15-02, 06:48 PM   #58
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On the day that you simply cannot go riding, it will be the nicest day of the season AND you will see more cyclists than you usually see.

I know this, because this was today.

Grrrrr.............
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Old 11-15-02, 11:27 PM   #59
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If you have an injury of any kind, that will be the part of you that bumps into things all day long.

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Old 11-17-02, 03:07 AM   #60
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When you finally break down and buy the latest and greatest bicycle gadget... a better version is released the next day - and it's on sale!
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The day after you break your wrist, the sun comes out, the temperature slides up above normal, and you have no household jobs to do... (ok can do!)
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Old 11-17-02, 06:35 PM   #62
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On the day that you simply cannot go riding, it will be the nicest day of the season AND you will see more cyclists than you usually see.

I know this, because this was today.

Grrrrr.............
That was definitely yesterday for me.
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Old 11-17-02, 07:31 PM   #63
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The need list NEVER ENDS!!!!
For me, especially as a relative beginner, this couldn't me more true. I agree 100%. There are so many things out there right now that are on my wish list it's ridiculous.
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Old 11-17-02, 11:40 PM   #64
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As soon as you read a thread titled Murphy's Laws of Cycling and laugh at least one of the laws will befall you in relative time.
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Old 11-18-02, 05:06 AM   #65
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when mountain biking i always wreck and fall to the RIGHT side despite the fact that my injuries my right hand and shoulder from my last fall have not yet healed...

i have fallen 5 times this season (all between July and November) and all 5 i have injured my right shoulder and various fingers on my right hand (my right pinky is currently totaly swollen and black/purple from yesterday's crash and my index finger is still swollen from my wrecks in July, September and October)
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Old 11-18-02, 09:50 AM   #66
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As you get more educated on cycling, you realize that the LBS you started off going to doesn't have a clue about cycling. In fact you aren't sure they did anything when you took your bike in for a tune up. Now that you have found a good one, that has peope who actually ride behind the counter, you wish you went there originally.

- As time passes I realize how much that first bike shop was horrible. Noone there has a clue.
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If you ride against the wind, uphill away from home when you're stronger at the start of a ride, some freak of geography and meterology will give you the same opportunity on the way home.
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Old 11-19-02, 11:29 PM   #68
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There's always a fleece-wearing dork on a 30-lb Huffy that can outsprint you, so don't make fun of the streamers on his handlebars.
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If you ever ride by an Air Force base, you'll never hear the F-14 coming up from behind until the vibration sends your nervous system or colon into overdrive. I hate when this happens.

Just remember - when one F-14 comes up behind you, the next one isn't far behind.
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The less time you have to reach an office on your commute, the more likely the tire will hit a dog's excrement on the way.
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Old 11-20-02, 11:58 AM   #71
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Sounds like the voice of experience. Nest time get a picture of him/her. I'd like to see that.
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If you really like to keep your ride statistics, and track actual ride time (with lights), you will forget to turn off the timer when you stop for coffee.
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Old 11-20-02, 08:38 PM   #73
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On the morning you don't feel like cycling in, you do anyway; you turn in one of your best times and end the day feeling like a million.
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If you buy some cycling accessories: gloves, glasses, computer, etc., but which you do not like later, you will never lose them, and they will never get out of order.

But if you like such a thing, then watch out - in a short period of time it be either lost or stepped on.
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Old 11-22-02, 10:33 AM   #75
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Hopefullly this only applies in Georgia, but probably not...

If a car is behind you, and there is only one curve in the road...he will decide to pass...just as you are both rounding the curve! :confused: Then he will look in the rearview mirror, as if to say, "Hey Mr. Cyclist, you sure were crowding me there!" Yikes!!! :confused: :confused: :confused:
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