I've ridden in a lot of different kinds of weather but yesterday was a new one. On the way to the NC coast through the center of the sate with perfect temperatures, under a clear blue sky through a particularly rural and wooded area my friends & I were engulfed in the yellow smoke most call pollen. I have never seen so much at once. Our bikes, clothes, everything was covered. Anyone else see what we did? Oh yeah, the bugs are out again too, and some of those suckers hurt or maybe it was a humming bird.