Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday Monday


"Monday Monday, can't trust that day,
Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be"

The Mamas and the Papas.

Spent the weekend with Daughter Melissa and family, her little Cole had the flu, Melissa caught the same bug the day I left.

Now it's Monday and I have the day off. Started out taking trail repair equipment with me on the bike. Sawed trees down and out of the way that were blocking the trail. Removed several branches that were down also. That opens up the path for me now that lets me stay off the highway and ride the back trails instead. That's a lot less risk, that highway has no bike riding surface. I hid my saw and branch trimmer in the weeds and commenced to ride away the day.

Took some different routes climbed a high ridge, didn't know exactly where I was at but I could see the water towers of three small towns that gave me sight navigation. The wind was whipping me around riding high on the ridge so dropped back down into the valleys. I was riding hard and energy levels felt great.

I had my needed mileage in for Dirt Metric #91 so I headed back home and remounted my saw on the bike. As you can see I was pedaling along and the bungee cord and saw got caught in the rear wheel, grinding me to a stop. The saw teeth sliced and ruined my $75 Racing Ralph. As you can see by these pictures.

Now I am stranded miles from home. Caleb answers his cell phone and drives out of town and picks me up.
After I get home, I realize I am getting the same flu I thought I left in Minnesota.

I can not stay warm, I dress in three layers and stay in front of the electric heater shaking with the chills, sick all night, missed work today, feeling really weak. Sat around all day.

You take for granted feeling well until your not feeling well. The million things I wanted to do if I had the time seemed meaningless today. I never moved, feel like a weigh a 1000 lbs. Odd for me because I never sit still. Oh well, this should go bye bye in a couple of days and back in the saddle again. I've got some riding to do.



Bill G said...

Dave you are amazing!!!

Riding with flu like symptoms pushing in on you!!

And then you get bushwhacked!!

Rest up and get better!!!

dawn marie giegerich said...

Fluids, my friend, fluids.

tainterturtles said...

Oh, that's the pits Dave. I hope you feel better tomorrow.

Ditto on Bill G, you are a trooper!

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

Hope you get better fast.

Dan O said...

Bummer. Nothing you can really do but rest and wait it out.

We've traded various flu bugs over the last month between family members. Not fun.

Clive Chapman said...

Man Flu - Bugger, get well soon mate...

mrbill said...

CLARITIN D and ride, or maybe it doesn't work for the Flu. I got my Flu Shot Monday. Hope you get better soon, at least we know your HUMAN.