I got up this morning with the best of intentions of riding at least 20 miles before it was supposed to start raining. There it was, the alarm, buzzing at 05.17 hours. I got up and started in on my routine to get ready to be out the door by 06.00. Sadly, about two minutes into my routine I started coughing. My allergies have been acting up the last few days and it’s causing nasal congestion which is becoming chest congestion while I sleep (yeah, yummy, I know). I ended up coughing for about 20 minutes. Mostly it was productive, but at the end I was worn out. I just fell back into bed for another hour and a half. Hopefully I can ride tomorrow if it’s not too wet. It’s also supposed to be raining on Saturday and Sunday, which means I might have a wet ride on my hands one of those days. I guess that’s the way it goes.