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Pain? No regrets

Old 02-29-16, 11:28 AM
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Pain? No regrets

I've been suffering a minor cold for about a week. Saturday was predicted to be unusually warm weather wise. An anomalous single day reprieve. After all, this is Minnesocold.

My condition was getting worse by late week but I kept watching the weather forecasts. Sometimes one can be headstrong for all the wrong reasons. This would turn out to be one of those times.

The roads were gritty from all the winter sand. Water pooled in divots and little streams wandered across the pavement toward lower ground. I dressed so as not to sweat and headed out.

A Brooks saddle bought new at the end of last season. Not nearly broken in. A middle aged man with less sense than determination. Suffering the common cold and knowing he likely would feel worse afterward, based upon his choice to ride on that particular day.

I really didn't ride long and I really didn't ride hard. But I rode ill and I did it on a day warm for the season but not warm enough for me. And the next day would be spent sitting on wooden bleachers for four hours watching my daughter compete in Gymnastics.

I'm paying for it, oh yes I am. And I don't regret the decision at all.

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Old 02-29-16, 12:25 PM
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I would have done the same thing. Cabin fever is too much to bear.
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Old 02-29-16, 12:31 PM
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Time to get a fat bike so you can ride all year and not care. That's what we did, although we didn't ride as much as we would have liked this year, we also rode on Saturday for a bit, only 10 miles, on our fatties though. Was lovely. And even though it is much colder today the sun is shining and it is wonderful.
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Thanks folks. I'm definitely a seasonal rider. But when those rare days come along, I'll probably take a spin.

Thanks again

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