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Riding Sick

by on October 4, 2011

This Ride: 24.2 miles
Month: 46.4 miles
2011: 5,966.1 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 12085.8 miles

When the alarm made it’s presence known this morning, I simply wanted to stay in bed.  I’ve developed a cold, and my head hurts, I’m stuffed up, and I’m achy.  I haven’t had a cold or other illness for 15 months (which I attribute to riding regularly).  So I pulled myself out of bed climbed on the bike, and planned an easier ride today.

We had 8 riders out.  It was a pleasant 50° F and the pace wasn’t too unreasonable.  I pushed to maintain a higher heart rate without going overboard, and the endorphins kicked in making the ride enjoyable.  We nearly crashed into Mike B as he was on his commute to work.  Three of us skipped the hill on Askewton, formed a paceline down the trail, and easily made it to the end without getting caught.  The whole morning was quick, but not “record setting”.

The weather should be moderating the rest of the week … and the forecast is for dry and dark.  The sunrise is now well after the end of the ride, although we were in twilight for about 10 minutes.

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