How about this for a change ?
Come on, enough of doping and helmets, let's try this.
We have all been there - form seems to be right, feeling good, conditions right - it bodes well for a new PB on that local TT event.
We set off, and it just doesn't happen. A disapointing time and it felt like a struggle all the way.
Reach for the bag of excuses, in which we find what we beleive is the true reason for a poor performance.
I ate too late - Blimey that headwind made it tough - Had some trouble shifting - etc etc etc.
But what's the best or funniest you have heard ?
Come on - bale in.