So I’ve been sick with the flu that is spreading around these days. I know a few other people that have it as well. It’s one of those flus that drains the energy out of you. My strategy so far has been to ignore it and proceed on with daily life as usual. I kept attending my yoga classes, and I wasn’t going to skip out on riding for this weekend. Is it wrong to be in denial about such things?
This morning, after drinking lots of orange juice and eating a sizable breakfast, I headed out on my ride to the back country roads. This was the first day that I started riding without a windbreaker (although I brought it along just in case). Headwinds started picking up, but as Tupac would say when he tours “that’s just the way it is…” I felt tired already because of this flu, but I reminded myself that if I were to get sick durning my trip across america, I would have to push through it. I returned to a place in the backroads that I previously ended short. This time, I wanted to explore a little more of it. It also had some killer hills, which is exactly what I wanted for training purposes.
I discovered that there is an awesome loop that takes me back to the university. I love discovering things like that. Sometimes while looking at Google maps in Korea, small roads can be a little unclear. I kept riding looking for things to take pictures of, but the landscape was bland as bland could be. Snapping a few pictures here and there is something I enjoy about bike touring, and I feel that a blog entry has to have at least a few pictures. So, I pulled off on a well-maintained and desolate road and shot a few photos. At least they show how nice the weather was that day. All in all, I rode for 2.5 hours, which is better than not riding at all.