Here's an "any one else do this" thread for ya:
When I get into work I'm in sort of a post-ride daze. After a few miles of focusing on not getting hit by a car and not hitting an ice-patch and all the other sundry concerns that come with commuting in a city my mind tends to not be completely 'on'. So in the elevator or the lobby or the kitchen I have trouble with 1. Coming up with chat for my co-workers and 2. Fully pronouncing the words I do attempt to say.
Them: "How was that ride? Pretty cold eh?"
Them: "Wow, you rode in today?"
Me: "uh, umm...sh...uh...yes?"
Them: "How as your weekend?!?"
Me: *Blinking Stare with no synapses behind it*
Don't get me wrong. I'm all over the socializing 5 minutes later, but does anyone else have the decompression period where you go from 'cycling-mind' to 'person-mind'?