Well this is it (gulp!)
Later this morning (Wednesday 10/10) I take the gas pipe and then have a surgical procedure on my sinuses. Given the description the surgeon gave me, I think I would really rather be somewhere else while this is done, but of course that's not possible.
The doc says I should plan on being pretty messed up for a few days, off work for a week, and off the bike, and out of the gym for a month or so. I'm really looking forward to relief from these symptoms (constant runny nose, coughing up goo, and nearly constant headaches, some of which are dragon slayers) and then getting back to training. My goal ride for next season is the Rocky Mtn 1200. It helps me to have a goal to work toward.
Maybe I'll see you up in BC next July. If so you better attend to your speed work: I plan to NEVER be the lanterne rouge on a 1200 again! (gotta love those goals)