Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

The law according to Sod…

Posted by Matt | January 13, 2006 | 2 comments so far

…and how good can come of it.

I was up early today for my weekly ride into work. Everything I needed I had ready the night before so it would be a simple operation to get dressed, get on the bike and go.

But oh no. As I was putting my cycle tights on I managed to break the zip on one of the ankles, thus rendering my £50 pair of Endura tights effectively useless. After much cursing I decided to bite the bullet and risk riding into work in my baggies despite the cold weather.

As it turned out, this was the right thing to do because despite a chill wind (you know, the one that blows nobody any good?) it was actually quite mild. If I had been wearing my full winter gear I think I would have roasted before I’d gone two miles.

There’s serendipity for you. Though I have to balance that versus the extra cost of new tights on top of the chainring, gloves and rear light I have bought this month already.


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

There are 2 comments on ‘The law according to Sod…’

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  1. Mark says:

    Well Susan, you have a number of options available to you, to ensure that you are still a well dressed man.

    1 – Wrap your ankle in black insulating tape

    2 – Do a Liz Hurley, and put some big safety pins in it

    3 – Wear a pair of womens 70 denier black tights instead

    4 – Stop being such a mince, and realise that those zips always ride up anyway, and so are always open

  2. Matt says:

    Stop being such a mince, and realise that those zips always ride up anyway, and so are always open

    True, but the problem is now my right leg is flapping open to mid calf – not a good look and the loose material will foul the chainrings.

    I think I might need to go in search of a decent tailor to effect a repair.

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