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Felt much better on the bike today; not great … not even good … but better than yesterday, which isn’t that difficult to accomplish. Struggled up Emigration to the first switchback at Pinecrest, then along Wasatch over Parley’s Way. Stopped at Barbacoa to grab a burrito (stuffed into my jersey pocket), then dropped 45th South to head home.

Made a discovery today. If you have a sore back, it’s not really a good idea to rub Sombra (or other similar menthol/capsaicin analgesic gels) onto your low back before going for a bike ride; because when your sweat starts rolling down your back into your ass crack, things can get a little … uncomfortable.