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Friday, June 20, 2008
Mountain bike crash....delayed effect
A couple of days ago I was trail riding on my mountain bike and crashed. I was going up a short hill but didn't carry much speed into it. I spun my back wheel at the top, lost momentum and tipped over before I could unclip my feet from the pedals.
Fortunately, when I tipped I ddin't land on anything hard or sharp and didn't do any damage. Mostly I just felt a bit stupid.
A day or so later, the delayed effect hit me. When I fell over, I'd been exposed to oo-roo-shee-ohl - that is, urushiol. Urushiol is the chemical in poison ivy. When I fell off my bike I'd landed in a patch of poison ivy. How annoying. I suppose I should be thankful that I don't have a severe reaction.
Back to okansas.blogspot.com. posted by Michael | 8:21 PM
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