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Finally Rid of the Rubber Chicken « Amy C. Marsh

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Finally Rid of the Rubber Chicken

Once again I’m overdue for a blog post.  I usually try and blog when we have some down time or an easy afternoon of training etc… And when coach calls me out on not posting a picture of me with the rubber chicken, I decided to take it as another training assignment and just get it done.

After being in Switzerland for a month now, I have received the rubber chicken not once but twice.  Supposedly the rubber chicken goes to someone who has a “not so sharp as a marble” type incidents happen to them.  The incident usually involves some embarrassment, type of injury or maybe even missed training time.

Unfortunately, I have crashed twice on my bike within a week since I’ve been here.  The first crash I don’t remember much of because I blacked out…which is probably best that I don’t remember.   I was in and out of the hospital within a few hours and only 4 stitches above my eye and some brusing along the right side of my body.  Very lucky.  I sported a nice black eye for a week which was perfect timing for the TeamTBB photo shoot with Cervelo.  Coach bought me a nice swim mask to go around my stitches (all my teammates were jealous of the mask) so that I wouldn’t miss any training.  What a guy!

What a beauty.

What a beauty.

I bounced back pretty quick and was back on the roads within a couple of days…so I thought!  About a week later I was on my way up the ‘hill’ after a workout and got clipped by a car and crashed again (Sorry to scare you mom and dad but it wasn’t my fault!).  This time I fell on my left side just to give my right side a break.  Not much damage was done.  Just a bit of shock and some bruising.  Ended up getting back on the bike and riding home with Tmac…who graciously waited for me to get looked over and talk to cops.  Again, very lucky.

Me and my new BFF hanging out.

Me and my new BFF hanging out.

So, I’m done crashing and glad to be rid of the rubber chicken.

Passing the chicken on to the next TBB athlete.

Passing the chicken on to the next TBB athlete.

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