Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Blood Letting

Alcohol thins your blood. It doesn't clot as quickly after you've had a few beers. That's why bar fights are so savage and crashed bikes during bar rides can turn into such a mess. Or that's what someone told me once. Mind you, he was no doctor, just some guy of an indeterminate job who I used to ride bikes with a bit. After a ride, we'd sit on lawn chairs in our friend's yard sometimes, telling stories and catching up with each other while knocking back a few beers. The friend who gave me the blood clotting/alcohol story would always have bloody knees from crashing during our rides, and they'd never stop bleeding while we would sit in those lawn chairs drinking beer after beer. So there must have been something to what he was saying.

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