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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Trying To Catch A Break....

I came back from the Otter with a "special" souvenir, a healthy case of Poison Oak which is slowly but surly taking over the real estate on my arms and legs. Not too bad for a $220 entry fee. It is a total coincidence but our new sponsor, Tecnu Extreme, had a case of poison ivy scrub waiting for me when I got back to the mother ship. I guess I am not to worry because the rash is suppose to last only 2-3 weeks!~? Sweet!

I guess things could be worse....

In brighter news: I crashed yesterday and sprained my ankle while trying to clear this steep rocky section. It totally makes you realize how critical a moment can be. One minute things can be rolling smooth with the wind at your back and the next moment your chilling at home with an ankle the size of Filip Meirhaeghe's ego and a rash that itches for a living. I hope chicks dig rashes as much as scars. Living to fight another day....

At least someone on the team looks good in their skinsuit.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, chicks totally dig rashes (especially when they ooze)!
Sorry about the ankle, Nick!
You have some good racing to meditate on while you rest!

Positive non-itchy thoughts comin' your way!


5:32 AM  
Blogger Stephen D. Zepeda said...

sorry to hear about your bad misfortunes! but nice Trekdog!

5:40 AM  
Anonymous daralyn said...

Glad to know that the "I got Poison Oak at Sea Otter" club is growing daily. As president and founder of said club, may I extend my itchy welcome...

10:05 AM  
Blogger miss king said...

Chicks don't dig rashes nick. scars...yes, rashes...not so much.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

Good luck. Both incidents suck, but things wil heal up, and you be kicking ass again soon. Take care and good luck.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Ian Stanford said...

Man Nick, some of the worst strains of Poison Oak reside in the wonderful State of California. I had to go on Prednisone for 2-weeks I had it so bad.
I crashed yesterday too trying to clear a steep rocky section. I too sprained my ankle, and I too thought how strange it is that one minute things are as epic as they can get and the next second you are kissing rocks. Well, at least we get back up and give it a go again. Take care -Ian

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

boy, you are good lookin' with or without rashes!

5:18 PM  

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