Moonlighting bike courier asked, "Oh yeah? Where were you riding?"
Assuming the query indicated enthusiasm, broken bike guy responded. "Oh, we were up in the Fells mudding, and it was awesome until I got hung up on a log when I was climbing..."
"Karma's a bitch, ain't it?"
Broken bike guy stopped quite suddenly. "What?" he blustered, "...why do you say that?"
"The Fells are closed to mountain bikes from January through April 15 to cut down on the erosion damage we do." Moonlighting bike courier lifted the broken machine onto a stand and tinkered a bit with the pedal levers. "Yeah, it's fucked," he said. "Serves you right."