I'm slowly recovering from the flu, which unfortunately my wife caught about four days ago. I still have a bad cough but the fever and everything else is gone. I probably shouldn't have tried riding just yet but I figured a short easy ride would be alright. I experienced fits of coughing on the first leg of the ride but it wasn't too bad. I was going to ride to the University bridge and back. I made sure to drink plenty of water but by the time I reached the turn around point I realized that this ride was a bad idea. I refilled my water bottle and took to the roads instead of the trail to get back home. I felt really dehydrated and dizzy the last couple of miles and at one point contemplated calling my son for a ride. Fortunately I made it back to the house. If I do any more riding in the next few days, I'll be sticking to my neighborhood. I least I didn't have the same experience Stankertanker had.
Notice the narrow bars. I like the way cotton bar tape looks (not the way these bars look) but I prefer padded tape. After riding upright bars for over a year it felt really awkward riding drop bars. I'm trying to decide whether I want to get a nice wide set of drop bars and mount them on a tall stem or go with the Albatross bars and inverse brakes levers again. I've got plenty of time to mull this over.
I threw on the extra set of wheels that I bought for my wife's bike. These wheels were true and the tires were in perfect condition despite being over twenty three years old. The wheels that originally came with the bike need to be trued and the tires are falling apart. I must say that the original wheels now spin very smoothly after I cleaned the hubs and added new grease.