In the past this fact hasn't stopped me from riding before. Those who have read the archives of this forum (and one or two others) will realise that my flu-ridden deeds of the past are legendary if I do say so myself. However, when it strikes through the week it becomes a problem.
Basically I have a duty to my co-workers to avoid spreading it around the office, so I have to stay at home from work. If I take a day off work and then go for a ride, it doesn't really reflect that well on me, so I'm stuck here all day. Some of you might get a little sick of seeing me today, but at least you can ride. I hate days off the bike.