So, for the third time, I suddenly received a nasty stinging/zapping sensation today on my ride home; right in the inside of the top of my thigh a few mm away from my ballbags.
The first time it happened I stopped and urgently took my shorts off behind the hedge to remove whatever bug had flown up there before it could do further damage. Just as I put them on a block shot past on a road bike
The second and third times I've just cursed and jostled around and cursed. But, now I figured it out - it's under a piar of really big pylons, where they cross the road. They are both metal triangulated pylons, one about 5m taller than the other. Insulators several meters long I think.
So is it that as I ride under them, on certain days, I am acting as an antenna [or more likely the bike is] and building a charge up which is contained by my thick tyres - and then at a critical point it's arcing to my unfortunate pantular region?
If yes - how do I stop it??