Weather conditions are never far from the mind of cyclists but we are used to going out for a ride in comditions which are less than ideal. If we waited for the perfect day we wouldn't get a lot of cycling done. One of our greatest bugbears is windy conditions.
Wrong! That's the perfect example of Famous Last Words. What is certain is that a headwind on the outer journey will become an even stronger headwind on the return journey. It's one of the laws of cycling. It doesn't matter whether it's northerly, southerly, westerley or easterley. Basically, all winds are againsterley as far as cyclists are concerned and as your ride progresses and you become more and more tired the wind in your face gets stronger and stronger."The wind is against us now but it will be in our backs on the way home"?
Next, Famous Last Words which seem to invite disaster.
Why would anyone say something like that?It's ages since I had a puncture.
In a sense that could be true. It might not be as bad as it looks. It might be worse. A recent example was when a fellow Backpedaler, when part way through Hadrian's Cycleway said,It's not as bad as it looks.
Wrong. When you've finished the route and you're sitting in the Delaval Arms with a pint in your hand, that's when the hills are over.That's the hills over with then.