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April 20, 2010

Sheepskin & pickles!

Doug ordered me a merino wool sheepskin cover. Hope to have it by the weekend when we hit the training trail again, otherwise I'm going to have devise a way to protect the hole in my skin.

I may have found the perfect human electrolyte. When I got done on friday, had Phebes settled in munching hay I was HUNGRY. Digging around I found my jar of Kosher Dill spears. I ATE THE WHOLE JAR. The more I ate, the more I craved them, and the better I felt! So now my menu consist of V-8 juice, Kosher Dills, and turkey sandwiches mmmmmmm mmmmmmm good!



  1. How funny! Pickles are a STAPLE at civil war reenactments for just the reason you discribed. When I got hot (wool uniforms....) on Sunday I sat down and ate pickles and potato chips and felt much better.

    There is an "indicator test" with pickles of whether they taste sweet or sour of how dehydrated you are, but I can't remember which is which. It's one of the tests we use on the battle field - the nurses go around offering pickles to the people pretending they are dead or wounded and you are suppose to tell them whether it's sweet or sour and they will either smile or lecture you about drinking more water.

  2. A little "factoid" I picked up on the web:

    Pickle juice has 30 times the electrolytes of Gatorade/sportsdrinks.

    So for the price, a jar of pickles is a better bargain, and you can drink tap water FREE.

    I might just have to have a jar at the halfway my next ride...all iced down, juicy, salty, cold pickles. Even though I ran low on fluids during my ride, the pickle juice and the fluids I was chugging as I ate them made me feel better than I did at any of my previous rides.

    Chilled watermelon would be killer too.

  3. Mmmm - I love dill pickles!

  4. Are you getting a FULL seat cover, all the way down to the stirrups?

    Don't like dill pickles, maybe a few sweet ones.


  5. Your menu sounds PERFECT to me. Pickles are awesome (salty chips, too).

  6. It is a western endurance sheep skin cover, it doesn't cover the leathers, the leathers aren't an issue for me. It is the skirt of my saddle that is peeling the skin away. I have covers that I could put on mine leathers, but they are brown, and I would need black.

    Anyone want to swap?