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The pleasures of Spring
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Author:  chas [ Thu May 03, 2018 3:51 pm ]
Post subject:  The pleasures of Spring

I wear glasses, but it was virtually unbearable cycling today with a pollen count of about 3000. After a few miles/kilometers it felt like I had sandpaper in my eyes.

Then, after about 15 minutes, a yellow jacket stung me in the top of my left thigh. I persevered for about two minutes, but had to ditch the ride and walk back. It was just too painful right where the sting was, which is where the leg is bending and the skin is expanding and contracting.

I'll have to put Stravinsky on tonight.

Author:  Nanohedron [ Thu May 03, 2018 4:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The pleasures of Spring

Sounds like they've got it in for you.

Author:  Innocent Bystander [ Sat May 05, 2018 5:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The pleasures of Spring

Stingin'. :(

Author:  AuLoS303 [ Wed May 16, 2018 9:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The pleasures of Spring

Ouch! A few years ago I was trimming some garden shrubs and I got stung by 3 wasps in succession. Extremely painful!

Author:  chas [ Thu May 17, 2018 8:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The pleasures of Spring

The other day, at the same place I was nailed by the yellow jacket, an evidently nesting goose flew right into me. I was just past it and doing about 25, so it was a glancing blow.

The current pleasure of spring is rain. Nasty storms Monday and Tuesday, all-day rain yesterday and today. It's supposed to last thru Saturday, when my brother and I are running a half marathon. Two years ago the same race, we had a nasty storm on race day. It was about 50-55, hard rain, and probably a steady 15-20 mile an hour wind. They hand out space blankets at the ends of races when it's cool. Didn't do a bit of good in those conditions. I'm hoping it's a bit warmer Saturday, but we'll see.

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