24. November 2014 · Comments Off on What the £@$% is Rule 5 anyway?! · Categories: Rule 5, Triathlon

In my last post, I told you about my CRASH SMASH into a tree as a crash course in Rule 5.

Are you thinking “What the hell is this Rule 5 nonsense?!”

Embrace the Rule 5!

Rule 5 comes from the Velominati, who have very kindly put together a list of 95 golden rules for cyclists.  No, I definitely can’t remember them all, although I have picked up some truly key things, like:

  • Rule 37:  The arms of the eyewear shall always be placed over the helmet straps.
  • Rule 12: The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
  • Rule 9:  If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass.  Period.

There are actually lots more that really truly relate to actual proper cycling stuff, but then I get bored.  However, although the badass in me loves Rule 9 (cuz I tell you, I have ridden in EVERY TYPYE OF BAD WEATHER, cycling in the UK), the best, the greatest, the most magical rule is:

Rule 5:  Harden the fuck up.

Rule 5 solves everything.  Don’t feel like running today?  Rule 5.  It’s raining too hard to even contemplate starting the ride?  Rule 5.  Water is too cold?  Rule 5.  You’re hungry?  You’re tired?  It’s too early, it’s too late?  RULE 5!!!!!

So embrace Rule 5, I say…. although the flip side is Tom’s favourite quip, “Rest is Best!”, but more on that another time!

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