Believe it or not, it is days like this that bring me back to bicycle touring time and time again. I woke up this morning and I could barely open my eyes because my entire face was swollen. I think it was the cold that did it to me, but it felt as though I had been kicked in the head. This photo is a good physical representation of how I felt. Luckily, the swelling went away by the end of the day and even though my face was swollen, I felt good and was happy to be on the road.