"the old and disabled should avoid physical exercise in the outside air" was the warning |I heard today from the media, or words to that effect. Wind in an unusual direction was the culprit, bringing a large part of the Sahara with it. After rain showers, all cars were left with a dusting of light brown sand.
Now I'm not disabled and although I'm getting on a bit I don't consider myself an O.A.P. yet but even I thought twice about riding and getting a lung lining of silicate particles. Then i thought that in the summer I've ridden through a lot more dusty conditions especially in races where I've ridden through clouds of the stuff so I thought I'd risk it. In the event the rain was more of a hindrance than the air. Now, if we could have some Saharan heat along with dunes falling from the sky things would be great
ride 41 14 miles