Wet shoes, excuses and the fundamental laws of cycling

Wow, shoes still sodden after riding in the rain the day before.

First thoughts:

  1. riding is impossible in those – by tomorrow they will be acceptably dry;
  2. probably they will break – by tomorrow, risk to wallet will be eliminated;
  3. wet feet means huge loss of performance – tomorrow it will be much improved;
  4. I will get sick – best wait till tomorrow;
  5. last session was great, perhaps bring the rest day forward – and make up for it tomorrow.

No, no, no, no and no. Squelch them carefully on and get out. Tomorrow it will snow. Tomorrow you will fall off and not be able to train. Tomorrow you will get a huge project at work from a tycoon. Tomorrow you may actually get sick. If you wuss out of riding then you are messing with these fundamental laws of the cycling universe (these laws also include the rotating headwind, the magnetic hill, Lombard’s paradox, and needing to answer nature’s call immediately after swaddling yourself in about three layers of winter wear).

Of course, the main addressee of this post is … myself.

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