- Type 1: You know it's fun while you're doing it.
- Type 2: Doesn't seem like fun at the time, but when you look back you realize it was indeed fun.
- Type 3: Not fun
Using the different types of fun, one can attempt to quantify the success of a given ride or other activity. For a successful ride, the following relation holds true:
(Type_1_Fun + Type_2_Fun) > Type_3_FunI recently completed The Big Guns 1016K permanent from Portland, OR to Whitefish, MT with two women (Asta and Susan) from Oregon Randonneurs and two guys (Doug and Paul) from Desert River Randonneurs. Doug had to bail out in Kellogg, ID due to excruciating IT band pain. The remaining four of us finished the ride "hors delai" (we exceeded the specified time limits). I can't speak for Doug, but for the rest of us the above relation definitely holds true.