No ride today due to an illness in the family. This is our second go-round with the stomach bug this season. The stomach bug is one of the occupational hazards of parenthood. If you’re single and childless, you might catch a stomach bug once every 3 or 4 years. With kids, the frequency shoots up to once or twice a season. The bugs are so ultra-virulent that once someone in the house has it, it’s not a matter of whether you’ll get it, but more a matter of how it will affect you once you catch it. When a kid catches it, you just cross your fingers and hope it doesn’t hit you that bad. Spray Lysol on stuff and use hand sanitizer if you want a placebo effect… but it won’t help. 🙂
If I’m not violently ill tomorrow, I’ll be back on the bike. I swapped out the clipless pedals on the fixie last night, and I’m going to try a ride with toe clips and hiking boots.