Back on the bike this morning after an extremely unhealthy, but fun, weekend in Buffalo watching NCAA tournament games. I brought home a sore throat and slightly runny nose, and was dragging a bit this morning. I have a standing rule: if I’m too sick to bike to work, I stay home. Faced with a choice of taking a sick day or getting on the bike, and itching to start working off some of the past weekend’s excesses, I decided I was fit enough to ride. I took an 11.5 mile route in, including a loop through Patapsco State Park. It was a pretty good ride, other than a slight lack of energy and the usual sweaty-clammy feeling that accompanies a low grade virus. Hopefully whatever I have won’t develop into anything worse.
Inside the park, the Grist Mill Trail was in better shape than it was a week ago after flooding out. There was still some mud on the trail, as well as some low hanging branches and a lot of rocks in one spot. Not too road-bike friendly, but I was able to get through it OK. I haven’t checked out the portion of the trail between the swinging bridge and Ilchester Rd, but will likely do that later this week.