Poison Oak…nasty!

The Sea Otter Blog that MTBR is hosting has as great post about poison oak….

Monterey, California is one of the best places on earth. To balance out the good, a higher power created poison oak!

On the XC course, poison oak is rampant on the singletrack. If you’re on singletrack, there’s poison oak. It’s fresh and ready to kill your skin. The key is to detect it and avoid it. Better yet, cover all exposed skin and burn/wash your clothing after the event.

If you do get exposed and get a reaction. Do not touch it! If it’s bad, go to the doctor and get some steroids. Cream, pill or shot will get rid of it.

Read more here…its so gross!

RL Policar

RL Policar is an avid mountain biker and the Editor In-Chief of MtnBikeRiders.com and BikeCommuters.com. Between the two sites, he's published well over 4,000 articles (and growing).