whenever I buy something new for my bike I can never use it for two weeks. Case in point, I just ordered some new panniers and now of course we are supposed to get a snow storm here so I may not be riding now for a week or so. I was going to take my bike to the shop today to get a couple of new spokes and cable adjustment but If I leave it there, who knows how long it will be until I can pick it up.
Of course if my bike was in perfect running condition, and had new panniers and everything, the weather would be perfect.
As soon as I buy something to use, the weather gets bad and I am stuck for a week