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Monday, August 07, 2006

home remedies

After all the coughing, the fevers, the aches and chills and sweats that left me bleating, beaten, and blundering ...

after all the recommedations from work, friends, riders of which juices to drink, what herbs to eat, how many doses to take ...


i decided to trust my own tried and true remedies to kill an illness.

1) burn that shit out with a bike race

2) sex


Don't much care if only one of them did the trick. I'm keepin' both in the medicine bag for any future sickdays.

11 comments:

VeloRainDog said...

it was a true pleasure to watch your fellow safeway-ites crush the 35+ field at fort ord on saturday.

beautiful racing.

it made sitting on the sidelines instead of racing a little more bearable.

le petit lutin said...

Hey, do those remedies work for poison oak too?

We're glad that you feel better.

jAndy donka-donk said...

Yeah what was up with that three man team time trial at Fort Ord?

But I didnt see you....

I am sure you guys cleaned house yesterday, glad you passed on my race, getting beat by one old guy was enough for me, two would have hurt bad....

shannon said...

gee, OV, sounds like you've been feelin' on the inside like i've been feelin' on the outside--do your guts itch like my new skin?

shawndoggy said...

Poison Oak home remedy... WD40

(Background: I was working in a bike shop for the summer in the early 90's and the other wrenchy dude was a 40 year old -- that seemed REALLY OLD to my 21 yearold self -- meth-head dude. This was at the very cusp of SPD pedals on mtbs, so it must have been the summer of '92. Anyway I got the sweet new pedals, proceeded to hit a technical section and not get unclipped and fall headlong into poison oak. It itched so bad that I put socks on my hands when I slept, lest I scratch in my sleep. Well the first day I came to work with some sort of store remedy, and meth-head guy says that I really ought to spray WD40 on that. I thought he must be high (well, wait, I'm sure he was... but that was normal) and blew him off. A couple of days later, after itching so bad I was halucinating, I tried it (I probably would have rolled around in dog poop by that time) and it worked. like a champ.)

Moral of the story -- even wacked out meth-heads might have some advice to share.

DISCLAIMER: I'm sure spraying WD40 on poison oak exposes you to countless toxins and takes years off your life and all that rot. But it feels oh-so-gooooooooooood.

nosajpalnud said...

good remedies for sure - well at least the 2nd one

another fast one with some wind

Was too toasted to give it a go after you pulled off. Found another wheel pretty quick but that fell apart then swarmage - sprints on Th and 86 miles on Sat = a bit flat Sunday otherwise would have gone for it.

le petit lutin said...

Thanks shawndoggy for your advice. I heard that bleach works good too, but I'm not sure how smooth the skin will be afterward(if there is some left). I'll let you know next time!!!

Nome Agusta said...

Had some of my best races while sick. Always feel better after. Turn it into fuel.

Velo Bella said...

whatever works for you,
really works for me.

bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better!

X Bunny said...

dr pab had wanted me to write a rx for #2 for you this weekend but i didn't want you to have a coronary, what with the gout and all