Murphy on Cycling

Everyone knows the Murphy laws ….. like “If anything can go wrong, it will.”

So what are the Murphy Laws of Cycling?

Here’s a couple I’ve come up with — maybe you have some of your own.

1.)  “There is always a head-wind”

        (a)  the wind is always stronger than predicted

        (b)  In rare instances of  no wind or tail-winds, see the other Laws

2.)  “It will always rain when you’re not prepared for it

       (a)  Waterproof really means water resistant

       (b)  Water resistant means it gets very wet

3.)  “Flats happen on any ride when:”

       (a)  You are in a  hurry to get somewhere

       (b)  You say to yourself   “Gee, I haven’t had a flat in a really long time!”

       (c)  You say to yourself   “Gee, there’s no headwind and it’s not raining!”

Got any others?     🙂

5 replies
  1. drummergeek
    drummergeek says:

    HA! Number three got me yesterday!

    No flats for months, but it had to happen during yesterday’s downpour! 🙂

  2. Kevin Love
    Kevin Love says:

    How about:

    “Wherever I am going is uphill”


    “I see interesting things only when stopping to look at them will make me late to work”

  3. Carlos
    Carlos says:

    Accept that an occasional driver will honk at you just to throw you off. Just ignore them or smile and wave nicely.

  4. JohnB
    JohnB says:

    The flat is always in the back.
    Corollary: Especially when the back wheel is a bolt-on internal hub.
    Corollary 2: In the winter. Or the rain.

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