Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Clouds and cool weather come hither!!!

So after 4 days straight of more than half hour rides (which has not happened since last fall), I'm burned out in more ways than one.  My muscles are sore from an uptempo ride with Brady on Saturday ride, and a "recovery" ride on Sunday.  I spun the legs out after work on Monday, then today, took off work early to pedal for a couple hours with old pal Jonny Randell.  My rear is not used to the chamois time, so it's pretty irritated.  Then to top it all off, today's intense sun gave me the first sunburn of the year.  It's mostly on my hands/face/calves/eyeballs.  Seriously my eye are super dry and irritated.  It has to be the sun.  Either that or allergies.  That'd be a first for me.

So I'd be perfectly happy with cooler cloudier condition the next few days to block some of the sun from my burns.  I had forgotton how annoyingly painful they are.  It's not bad, just really really annoying.  Like having sandpaper scrape your flesh when in actuality, nothing is there.  

Ok, I'm done complaining about the sun now.  You'd think I'd want it to be 10 degrees again or something!

6 comments:

Biker Bob said...

Yeah... my eyes felt really gritty after yesterday's ride home. What's up with that.

Scott Redd said...

I know what you mean about adjusting to the changes. Like you, I don't want it to get cold again, but it's felt weird riding with less layers. It was almost like the cold weather tights and extra jersey jacket were a security blanket or favorite pair of jeans. Now they're gone, especially on the afternoon rides, I feel like I'm missing something. I'll adjust.

Oh well... it will be 95 degrees again soon, and we'll be wishing that there was one more layer to remove.

Biker Bob said...

"it will be 95 degrees again soon, and we'll be wishing that there was one more layer to remove"

I don't know about you, but I tend to leave that last layer on. I spend less time in jail that way. ;-)

brady said...

It's been a long cold lonely winter, the smiles returning to the faces and it seems like years since it's been clear. Sun, sun, sun, here it comes. I say it's all right...

bryan said...

you know, sunscreen is a great thing.

Shim said...

I could have gone my whole life witout hearing about your irritated ass.