Monday December 15, 2014

Not bike related, but just wanted everyone to know, influenza is now officially widespread in NC. I have seen many who HAVE been vaccinated still getting the flu, but they seem to be having a milder bout, so if you have not been vaccinated, especially if you are at high risk or live with someone who is high risk (under 2, over 65, asthma, DM, heart disease (other than high blood pressure), immunosuppressed, or pregnant) consider getting it NOW.

Major danger of flu is a secondary bacterial pneumonia seen later in the course of the illness with severe respiratory distress and high fever. This needs treatment quickly if it occurs.

Whether you get immunized or not, best prevention is to stay out of crowds, do the "flu bump": elbow touch instead of a hand shake, keep your hands away from your face, and wash/wash/wash your hands.

If you do get sick and are at high risk or have severe symptoms, see your doctor within 48 hours of onset of symptoms and discuss treatment with anti-flu meds. For the rest of us, they may only shorten the course by a day or so and have about a 5% chance of bad GI symptoms (vomiting, cramps, diarrhea).

Rest, fluids, fever meds and stay away from folks until you are fever free for 24 hours.

Stay healthy my friends

Ride safe,
Joel "Doc" Kann

Bike Nite

Bike Night

No bike night this week.

Chapter Rides

12/14/2014 Recon Ride = From Frank: Mike, Tony, John and I braved the sunny skies and 50 degree temps, and rolled out. Familar north Wake, southern Granville roads, looping Falls Lake to Oxford, and a side trip through Providence on the ride home.

Buffet was good, good selection, and there is more to go back and sample...

All in all... a good (if short) ride... perfect for this time of year.

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