We are well and truly in the south now and we have the bug bites to prove it. At dinner two nights ago pretty much everyone wound up with dozens of bites from "no see ems" - tiny little things that bite like mosquitoes but don't reach their full itch potential for several hours.
night Jan was my roommate and we were both awake pretty much all night. Jan
tried ice, I tried hot compresses and oral Benadryl. I must have checked my bed
at least 4 times to make sure I was the only one in it - more and more welts
seemed to pop up as the night went on. Jan got up and took a shower at 2 AM and
I reapplied cortisone solution several times.
and several doses of Benadryl are not the best preparation for bicycling so I
went in the van today and raided Walgreens for topicals that will hopefully work
Three more days of riding.