It's the season to be snotty...
Colds, we all get them, but only a fraction of us get man colds. The man fraction. Scienticians have established a link between the male 'Y' chromosome and the 'really bad' part of the cold bacteria. This link means that a 'man-cold' can be up to 25x as whiney as a 'little-girl-cold'.
It's a thing.
So for those of us - like me - who continue to hit the hills while struggling for breath - and for those of us - like me who get passed by people like we are going backwards on inclines and who then resist the temptation to call out "I have a cold!" as they pass, I say "chapeaux". Does it get any more Belgian?
Chapeau then to you David. You are a lot sicker than you look.
At this time of year you don't need the to play the man flu card anyway. just turn up at the start of the ride complaining of lack of sleep from watching the Giro (TdF soon) as a vaild reason for riding like a chimp. Save the flu for another time.
I'm working on a "Sorry I'm slow today, the dog ate my gels" thing for Grand Slam 5, so no one else can use that one please.