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    Just Follow Your Feet! AlphaGeek's Avatar
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    Murphy's Laws of Cycling (Add Yours)

    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:
    Recumbents rock!

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    aka Sir MaddyX MadCat's Avatar
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    Flat tires only happen when the spare tube or patch kit is at home.

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    Rims only go out of true on that one beautiful day after weeks of crappy weather!
    http://www.cyclistsroadmap.com/eng/ - Cyclists' road map. Checkout which roads are good for cycling and rate roads in your area.

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    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
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    "The further away from the trail head the more critical the part is that breaks."

    "The more you anticipate the upcoming weekends ride, the more likely the chance of bad weather."

    "The furthest from home you go to start your ride, the more likely the chance of forgetting your shoes."

    "When you give away you last tube to a fellow cyclist, you are guaranteed to get a flat!"

    "The more time you wait to perform a pre-race tune-up, the more likely you will forget to tighten a critical bolt!"

    "The bigger the group, the more spectacular the crash!"

    I'll think of some more!

    L8R
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
    "Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger

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    I am a lonely visitor RegularGuy's Avatar
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    When a cyclist begins a ride into the wind, the wind will switch direction by 180 degrees by the midpoint of the ride.
    Religion is a good thing for good people and a bad thing for bad people. --H. Richard Niebuhr

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    Bring It! Sailguy's Avatar
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    You feel at the top of your game, your body feels great, you can take on the world. You proceed to hit every red light for 20 miles.
    Sailing and Cycling make the world go 'round. Quietly Too!

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    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
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    The harder you train, the more likely you’ll catch a cold the week before the race.

    The day after you order something via mail-order, something else will break.

    You will crash the first time you wear a new jersey!

    L8R
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
    "Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger

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    When you finally buy a road bike with money that you've saved for years ... your knee goes out and screws the bulk of your riding season, and who knows how much more of your life.

    Then (oh, there's more!), you get stuck in the alphabet soup, red-tape laden world of HMO's, PCP's, NP's, RN's, MRI's, PT, DR's and a host of other health-care/insurance related MFrs.

    Sorry, I got of track. What was the question again?

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    Those old hubs that you finally sold for 10 bucks at
    a yard sale turn out to be 1950's maxicar hubs that sell
    on e-bay for $500.00 or 600.00 NOS.

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    In Banff, AB Dwagenheim's Avatar
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    The farther away from your propped up bike you get, the more likely it is to fall over.

    Flats come at the most inconvenient times.

    Nice wide shoulders don't exist where you need them the most.

    At the end of a day of riding and trying to find a camp spot, when you finally settle on an uncomfortable spot because you've had enough, the next morning you will pas the perfect camp spot. If only you would have kept going a little farther.


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    Whirrled Peas - No War!

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    I am a lonely visitor RegularGuy's Avatar
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    At the end of a group ride, no two cyclocomputers will register the same distance.
    Religion is a good thing for good people and a bad thing for bad people. --H. Richard Niebuhr

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    When you gotta go, gotta go, gotta go, the nearest litterbox will be inside the mall and you won't have your bike lock with you.
    Just Peddlin' Around

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    You only need to go really bad the day that you are wearing bib shorts.
    Je vais à vélo, donc je suis!

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    " Ya know I've never had a problem with that component ever! What the......"

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    There's invariably a stop sign/stop light at the bottom of a nice downhill.

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    When you dress to keep cars from hitting you, a car will hit you.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

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    If a spoke fails, it will be on the drive side....
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    "When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking." - Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Senior Member danr's Avatar
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    The more you have to go to the bathroom, the faster you ride.
    Does the perfect bike really exist?

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    There is a direct correlation between the amount of energy you expend trying to make it and the stop light turning red.

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    Problems always occur at an equidistant point from home and work or from rail station to rail station.

    Richard
    Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)

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    No matter how many tools you carry with you,something on your bike will break that you don't have a tool for.
    The mountains are callung and I must go

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    Whatever tool you need will be the only one your new multitool DOESN"T have.
    If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!

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    Ich bin ein Lowlander! toolfreak's Avatar
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    * The more crapp you take with you on a ride, the less you use *


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    Dancevalley 2th of august 2003 -> JXL, Laidback luke, Sasha, John Digweed, Monica Krusse.....and on!

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    Very Senior Member MikeR's Avatar
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    The last few miles are always uphill.
    It's better to cycle through life than to drive by it.

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    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
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    There is always someone who is fitter, faster or has a nicer bike, so remain humble and have fun!

    L8R
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
    "Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger

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