Joys of Winter

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.