Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Riding with Swiney

I'll just start by saying that swine flu really sucks. We've all had the flu before, but for those that are on their bikes excessively, this one pretty much takes you out at the knees. Why? Because this thing really hits you in the lungs. Hell, I'm getting winded just getting up from the couch and walking to the kitchen.

On Monday I rode to campus while I was just starting to feel bad. The temperature was hovering around 10 degrees and the streets were virtually deserted of over cyclists. The cold air mixed with a tight chest made cycling pretty difficult.

Its now been two days since I have gotten on a bike and I have been getting around by carpooling. Although thats not much since I have basically living on the couch for the last two days.

So enjoy your experience with swine flu... I know I am. Time for another movie.

2 comments:

Rantwick said...

Hey CFS, that sucks. Feel better. I was in the emergency recently, unable to catch a breath in a kind of cold/flu-induced asthma attack. My wife tried to get the doctor make me stop riding for a few days, but she said if I could pull it off, more power to me!

I continued to ride, and man did it hurt. Thankfully I wasn't cursed with the weakness that goes with a real flu. Couch it up and pedal again soon.

CarFree Stupidity said...

Thanks for the encouragement Rantwick. I've ridden a few times since posting this and it certainly doesn't feel good. The worst though is how shity I feel for the next couple of hrs after being on the bike.

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