It is a beautiful day, but very windy - I got spooked right away by how much lateral momement the wind was inducing, and had a mildly harrowing ride over to the park, but it was nice once I was there.
Inadvertent experiment of one - after reading about the possibility that caffeine alleviates exercise-induced asthma, I figured it might be time to start drinking coffee again. It happened that I was at a breakfast meeting this morning with coffee and pastries (this is very unusual in academia, we live a frugal life!), so I had 2 cups of coffee. And I accidentally forgot to take my puffs of albuterol before leaving for my bike ride - I need to put aside an inhaler just for exercise purposes, and always have it with me, but I still often forget and didn't realize until I was already halfway to the park.
So caffeine + no albuterol turns out to produce LESS wheezing than albuterol alone - I would say it was pretty noticeable - it's true that my bike fitness has been improving also, but I really had no wheezing at all (just a little tightness of chest) going up Harlem Hill. I think the reintroduction of regular caffeination will be wholly justified; I don't think it has a significant negative impact on sleep, so long as it is taken in moderation/only in the first part of the day.
4 park loops
26 miles total