My cycling activities seem to be governed by sods law. Here is a list of how I think the rule applies to cycling.
- The speed a cyclist attains is inversely proportional to the effort put in. In the last couple of days I’ve done three rides. Monday I flew without even trying. Tuesday I went for it and was about 40 seconds slower. Today I took it easy and enjoyed the ride and came in 20 seconds quicker than Tuesday. How come???
- The probability of acquiring a puncture increases with the reciprocol of the distance being travelled. I.e. the further you go the less likely you are to get a flat. This makes no sense at all but the evidence speaks for itself; my first puncture I got whilst pushing my bike up the garden path; my second on a short errand into town.
- The chance of rain increases infinitely when you don’t have your waterproofs. Need I say more?
- Headwind speed increases exponentially with tiredness.
- Someone always lights a bonfire at the top of a hill about 15 minutes before you arrive at the summit.
I’m sure there are many more.