After only a little while in the park I started to notice on the turns that things didn't feel right so I stopped and sure enough the front tire was a low. I put some air in it to see if it would hold for a while since I just wanted to ride and not spend my time changing a tube. Well the tire got low and was messing with my turning after only a little while so I was off the bike and changing the tube. Once I got off the bike is when the swarm of mosquito's hit me and they just chewed on me the whole time I was working on the tire and of course I found 2 big thorns in the tire that were taking me forever to get out. I haven't been attacked by mosquito's like that in a long time. By the time I had the tire changed I was all sorts of itchy and covered in blood spots on my arms, legs and face from killing the damn things.
Shortly after I had the tire changed I got out of the park and took the rail trail home since I didn't have another tube to change the tire if I had another flat. By the time I got home I was pretty uncomfortable and all I wanted to do was just take a shower. Below is a shot of the top of my shoulder. The pic doesn't really show all of the bites or how bad it really looks.
I got a pretty good weekend of riding lined up. Tomorrow is the usual early morning group road ride I hit up and on Sunday I got a friend from Omaha coming to preview the Area 7 course at Branched Oak. Ahh it's good to be training again; even if it means getting chewed on by mosquito's. I need to get some spray. Later.