CU Short Track and Cowbells

14 07 2011

Sweatin' to the Oldies

It’s 130am, and I’m  just trying to survive the second night in a row in the ER right now.  It’s been busy and the most interesting patient I’ve seen tonight was a bug bite. 

I woke up 15 minutes before short track last evening and rushed to the start.  I brought my old 1986 Bontrager single speed, which worked out since I got there just as the men’s B race went off.  The singlespeeders go off a couple minutes afterward, so i quickly checked in and hopped on the line.  I started in last place and finished in last place, by a mile.   I lost by the curvature of the Earth.  It was hardly worth getting my shirt dirty.  This pic of me getting stomped was taken by Drew last week.  Cool pic.  Crappy riding.

More Cowbell!!!

On a less sucky note, here’s a blurry pic of the Alchemist cowbells in production.  This is the embossed side.  The other side will have a laser etched “Alchemist” logo.  They will have an Antique bronze finish and a custom strap.  Will be available in 3″ and a whopping 6.5″ size.  We hope to have these by CX season.





Butt Pus and Firecracker 50

3 07 2011

butt pus

I woke my ass up super early this morning to ride my bicycle to work.  I don’t think a single car passed me on the 9 mile ride here.  I think I could actually be a roadie if there were no cars.

Not long after I got here, my first patient had a chief complaint of  “sist drain”.  Turns out he needed a cyst drained, on his buttocks.  I brought him to tears injecting the Lidocaine mixture, but he was a trooper.   We were rewarded with a nice river of creamy purulence.   He was grateful for the painful, but definitive treatment.  Draining pus is not unlike riding your bike to work at ungodly hours.  It hurts to do it, but you feel better once it’s done.

Stuart and Jeff C. did the Leadville marathon yesterday. No results yet, but I instructed Stuart not to blow his wad on the run because we are teaming up for the Firecracker 50 tomorrow.   A bunch of Team Alchemist will be representing in Breckenridge tomorrow, including Sue, who plans to rock all 50 miles.  Race report to follow.








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