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I’ve still been riding, got COVID with my entire family over New Years so not doing anything right now (we’re fine, it’s exactly what is being said about being vaccinated and infected, I’m happy to get it this way, I wasn’t boosted yet).

This was before Christmas and our huge snow cycle (in the mountains, not my winter riding). The skiing has been lit, the riding really good still. Once of my winter riding areas (Pueblo) got so clogged up by tumbleweed in the huge wind event that led to the Boulder County firestorm that it’s not even opened back up yet.

My Salomon sponsored mountain running son beat me on the 12 mile loop with 2K vert by 10 minutes.

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@nay, I'm glad you are doing well after COVID.
Thank you. The “70x more effectively in replicating in nasal tissue, 10x less effective in the lungs” for Omicron is just plain weird. I sound terrible, but it mostly just feels wonky now because there is nothing lower respiratory.
 

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Thank you. The “70x more effectively in replicating in nasal tissue, 10x less effective in the lungs” for Omicron is just plain weird. I sound terrible, but it mostly just feels wonky now because there is nothing lower respiratory.

I just went through 12 days of that sh*t - boosted, too. My sinuses were so choked I was getting random toothaches.
 
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I've never tested positive but I've had this type of thing twice in two years. The skull behind my eyebrows hurt. No idea what is was but tough.
 

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Did you do the wet sauna thing? AKA dunking your face over a steaming pot of chamomile or mint tea and pulling a towel over your head for ~20 mins or your eyeballs feel like Chinese dumplings?

ALL the proper MTB trails here are sheathed in 2" of wet ice. No studs? Forget it - you're eating tree bark in 20 feet. Or less.
 
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Did you do the wet sauna thing? AKA dunking your face over a steaming pot of chamomile or mint tea and pulling a towel over your head for ~20 mins or your eyeballs feel like Chinese dumplings?

Neti Pot.

It works. I’m going to ride tomorrow, took the dogs for a good walk today, all hills.

Zero lung impact. Nil. Nada. It’s all turn your sinuses into seaweed while your body has a different head. Totally upside down.
 
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Well I went riding, lungs were great, conditions are perfect winter desert grippy, took a lame shot of myself even. Rode about 6 techy miles at typical pace, felt a lot better afterwards.

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In other news, this is what happened to my favorite local(ish) winter riding spot in Lake Pueblo where all the trails fall line drop off the plateau about the lake in half mile erosion canyon rips. The huge wind event that led to the fires outside of Boulder created a mega tumbleweed event here. Took some major volunteer work to get it cleared apparently.

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