just another gosling
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
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Another voice from the Dark Side: My favorite thing to do when in the latter stages of a cold/whatever, especially if I'm in the "bringing up lungers" stage, is to go for a 4-hour rain ride. I dress warmly, but not in waterproofs. I ride moderate, but strongly enough to sweat. Something about the exercise, elevated HR, heated body, high humidity - heck, it's better than lying in a warm room under a dekka with a vaporizor! Besides, it soothes my crazy.
I never tried that ice-biking. You Midwesterners will have to weigh in on that. And don't they salt the roads in the East or something, so you folks commonly ride in nice weather on clear roads? Is it just we in the PNW who are so fortunate as to be able to go out for a 4-hour rain ride in the middle of winter?
All that said, I'm having a hard time remembering when the last time was that I was sick. Years, anyway.
Get better soon!