model toe

August 28, 2012

I need some redemption from some of the catastrophically bad nutritional decisions I made during the Ultimate Challenge ride (that’s right–I’m blaming my poor performance, not on any lack of fitness or toughness, but on bad nutritional decisions). The best way to get that redemption is to suffer through the Park City Point 2 Point race. Makes perfect sense.

So I picked up one of the many entries floating around available from people who entered way back in whatever early season month registration opened (and closed 7 minutes later), but who are too smart to actually DO the event.

Okay, I may not be thinking especially clearly here. I acknowledge this.

Anyway. Sunday, I was helping to set up a bunch of chairs, and I rolled a giant chair cart weighing about six thousand pounds up onto my right foot, most likely breaking my middle toe.

Can you tell which toe I’m worried about?

From the bottom:

That’s not magic marker.

You know the worst part? Not that this will feel especially uncomfortable this Saturday around mile 70 of 80 miles and 14,000 vertical feet of technical singletrack. (I did a Corner Canyon broken toe test ride yesterday, and while the toe did keep reminding me of its status, it never said “ride P2P and I’ll go gangrenous on you.” So I think I’m good.)

Nope. The worst part is that Eber’s wife, Cicely, looked at the pictures and said “He doesn’t have the prettiest toes to begin with.” Which is more than just mean, it’s so totally not true. I could be a toe model. Well, could have been.

17 Responses to “model toe”

  1. Andy Says:

    In the word’s of Kerri Strugg’s coach…Walk it off! Serves you right for trying to be service-orientated at church.

    Actually, that looks pretty painful. Do they do toe casts?

  2. roan Says:

    Dug, I rarely comment…but…I would hack that puppy off. It’s in the middle anyway. Would be neat to keep in a jar if you could preserve the color…sorta toe jam purple.

  3. Rabidrunner Says:

    For what it’s worth, your feet are prettier than mine and I’ve had a granny-mom-granddaughter-pre-wedding pedicure.

  4. bikemike Says:

    Dug, i would go back and rewrite the story and say you just finished climbing Mt. Everest and this is from frostbite at 29,000 ft.
    People would believe it, heck, i believe it.

  5. cantareros Says:

    I have a cigar cutter you could use to heed roan’s advice. About the toe modeling…you could have been a contender.

  6. kanyonkris Says:

    What are you trimming your toe nails with? Hedge trimmer? Pocket knife? Machete? Free tip: toe nail clippers have an appropriately curved blade.

    I am envious of your tanned feet. To me that says boating and other enjoyable no-shoes activities.

  7. Nate Says:

    Have you seen Brights toes? You got nothin on those toes. I think she’s just jealous and trying to make Eric feel better.

  8. eber Says:

    Regarding you toe modeling, theWife says “maybe for a hobbit catalog”.

  9. eber Says:

    PS – Nate, I’m totally comfortable with my toes. They’re, shall we say…unique.

  10. Six Says:

    You are a tough guy Dug. When I so much as stub my toe I’m out for two weeks and require in home nursing.

  11. jruss Says:

    …and thisssss little piggy got randover.

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