My legs were turning the pedals but I had no sensation of movement as the road slid underneath me like a giant, silent treadmill. The flu that had kept me off the bike for six days, hadn't completely released its grip. I didn't feel bad... I didn't feel anything. My senses were dulled, my reactions slow, I was riding again even if it was in a kind of surreal slow motion.
I'll credit Tamiflu for shortening my stay on the DL. I started the 5-day treatment about 36 hours after the first symptoms. It definitely made a difference, as the flu normally puts me down for two weeks.