Many of my regular readers have asked why I have been silent for a couple weeks. Truth is that I have been riding and writing however last weekend I got struck down with the flu. I have three incomplete entries that are now sitting stagnate waiting for me to recover. For the past week I have been slowly melting into my couch, coughing, sneezing and trying to manage my manic body temperature that hopped between freezing and burning like a jack rabbit. I am on the mend, slowly but surely.