Last year, starting in December, I had a cold which caused me all sorts of problems when bike riding. Definitely not fun having to sniff constantly or stop to blow my nose, only to have the problem resume virtually immediately.
Believe it or not, this cold or whatever it was did not finally seem to go away until just this past November so I really had this problem for a long time.
Well, I seem fine now as long as I'm just doing normal stuff, but when I ride my bike, the sniffles return. Here is the situation:
I ride hours before sunrise and even in Hawaii, the temps during that time will get down to 65 eventually (right now it is around 68-70). The cooler it is, the worse the sniffles are. If it gets up to about 74, it is a big improvement. 72 or less is a real hassle.
What I don't know is whether this is formost a sinus problem or an eye-watering problem. I know there is a connection between the eyes and nose so that if the eyes water, it can affect the nose. I do know that the cool air and speed of riding immediately gets my eyes watering.
I wear regular glasses. I do not know if cycling glasses would have a positive effect on this or not.
Anyway, surely I'm not the only person who deals with this. Does anyone have any ideas for a solution? I ride typically 50-70 miles each time (3 times a week) and this is darn annoying!