Sickness

Its Friday, I think. And to add to cabin fever in the list of current illnesses you can also throw in a touch of flu. Its not full blow influenza but more like a cold on steroids. I feel terrible and am heavily medicated just to be able to get to work. Im pretty sure the group ride in the morning is out.

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These guys. 845am

Not that Im upset about not going on a 23 degree road ride. If Im going to have to miss a ride due to the sickness tomorrows ride is a good one to miss.

That would put me on just one ride in almost two weeks, and that being a cold slushy ride on the Domane.

Soon, very soon I will start calling out longer base rides on Sundays. Im sure we all need it here. I know I do.

I think this summer Im going to concentrate on time in the saddle and not how fast I can go. This will morph into “touring” fitness. Holding 12mph with a sustained controlled effort for 7 hours would be a good thing to do well.

When I tour, or I should say back when I toured I had a 12mph rule. Over 12mph you coast, under you pedal. I could pretty much go all day with that. I pretty much pedaled across Wisconsin doing that fully loaded. That was 5 years ago. I wonder if I can even do that now.

If history holds, I’ll be sick all weekend but I still will hold a small shred of hope to ride Sunday and maybe salvage a small bit of the weekend. Maybe at best.

Time for me to take my meds…. have a good weekend.

DLD

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