May 16, 2012

The buzzard wagon

Turkey vulture, by way of wikipedia.

It seems to be a custom of some of the longer road races and endurance events in rural WV to have emergency services on scene in case anybody has a medical meltdown. Sometimes, an ambulance follows the runners or triathletes.

This is probably good on humanitarian grounds and a good way of avoiding liability issues. But I can say from personal experience that slogging along in the back of the pack with an ambulance at your heels is not a self esteem builder.

It's kind of like having buzzards circle overhead.

NO TIME FOR LINKS TODAY. Maybe tomorrow.


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