She says her legs are awesome, her body feels great, except the breathing. Every day since the major breathing attack on Day 2 has been challenged by a similar feeling late in the day. Mornings are good, she coughs up loads of phlegm and pedals happily for most of the first half of the day. Breath become increasingly shallow through the afternoon, her passageways tighten, and she has to stop riding early in the evening. Otherwise, she says she could ride for days.
I spoke with Lael in Lincoln today and she included short coughs into the conversation, even though this is the good part of the day, only 35 mi and three hours into her ride. Helena is about 70 miles away. She plans to stop into an Urgent Care facility or ER in Helena. She’s thinking it may be bronchitis.
The riding is nice, the weather is great. Seeking a functional pair of lungs.
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