I’ve been fighting the cold Ira had for the last week or so and I finally succumbed Saturday night. We had an epic mountain bike ride planned for Sunday and even though I should have stayed in bed, I went anyways. Oh, do I feel like crap. I’ve never taken nyquil or dayquil before and I snagged some while skipping coffee on the way out of town.

MollyinthesunatSinclineTony Kic and I drove his sweet race car out and met up with Kevin Condron, Jeremy from Hood River, Matt Hall and Slaven, ping-pong, Cary and Jesse.

You look just like me! We split up, with the slow posse (matt, kevin, tony, jeremy and I) taking the long route from White Creek or White Salmon or something. A sweet gradual singletrack climb all the way to the top of Sincline. It was really, really great. We all had funky mechanical issues and apparently all of us “just built” or put together some part of our bikes the night before. Me, new wheels. Tony, new disc brakes. Matt, new bar/stem. It was kinda hilarious after a while, we all had these ridiculous crashes and mechanicals and they just kept happening and happening…

The dayquil apparently worked great. I felt decent during the ride. Popped a couple Ibuprofen too and we did an easy 4 hours riding the super rocky Sincline trails. I felt like I could have kept going for a while.

I passed out on the drive home. My cold kicked in super hard last night. Pete just got back in from a Seattle road trip and took really good care of me. But to no avail. I tossed and turned and got zero sleep. Woke up early this morning to meet up with a sponsor at Stumptown and luckily he emailed to say he could not make it.Don't sit in the grass.

I feel worthless. And, I have a horibble sunburn! I was so out of it yesterday I forgot sunscreen. My arms look amazing! So I am wearing my red Food Fight t-shirt to minimize the effect.

Bike racing?

When did Landis become the man? Matt Hall predicts Landis in the top 5 at the TDF. No way. I say it is going to be Basso-Ullrich-Valverde.

I think my teammate Mark Blackwelder was 2nd at one of the WVC stages this weekend.

Thats all I got. I am super wiped out, thinking about popping some more dayquil though I really hate taking pills. I hope I can beat this cold in time to race the Bear Springs XC this Sunday.


2 comments for “Day-quil?”

  1. There are a few things that western medicine does right. Take advantage. Take 600mg of ibuprofen three times a day for a week**. That’s right, just like a round of antibiotics. Anti-inflammatories are very effective, safe, and help you feel good. Just like vegan diets, right? :)
    ps. dayquil doesn’t have an anti-inflammatory; so you can combine the two. dayquil has 4 ingredients, 3 of which are probably pretty helpful. It works best if you take it every 4-6 hours; get the generic, it’s cheaper.
    **standard disclaimer. don’t do this if you have stomach ulcers, kidney disease, or bleeding problems. Consult your doctor before doing anything; otherwise s/he won’t make the rent.

    Posted by JV | April 24, 2006, 12:31 pm
  2. JV: Awesome….I’m coming down with the same wicked cold that everyoone else seems to have. I’ll keep your advise in mind. ;)

    Hope you feel better soon!

    Posted by mishizelle | April 24, 2006, 12:50 pm

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