ever had lung freeze?
I'm getting over the same lousy crap that everyone else has had here lately...the profusely leaking brain lubricants, the sneezing and pounding head. But the good news is it's just a bad cold and not the ever-dreaded flu. I got REALLY sick about 4 years back and I was recalling that fun time this afternoon as I rode. It was one of those days where the air temp is borderline, maybe about 40+ degrees but not what you'd call cold at all. I thought it was crazy at the time, but I had gone out for a spin and didn't bother with a face mask or a neck gaiter or anything and by the time I got back my lungs felt like they were literally on fire, yet icy, while the rest of me had been totally comfortable. I hadn't had a cold or anything prior to this, so I just figured they had gotten chilled somehow. Within two days I was flat on my back and bringing up some truly colorful stuff, and I was grounded from riding for over a week and a half. Talk about a sanity-tester! Was this just because of the chilly air or is it possible I was coming down with something and it just became apparent after I rode?
I always wear a gaiter now when the temps fall below 50, even if I just keep it around my collar and not over my mouth, but at least it's there.