Anyone else get bugged by, erm, bugs in helmet?
Firstly can I just state for the record that I am not complaining about this hot weather, it’s great.
Right, due to this lovely weather we are having nature is shaking it’s thang and spewing out $h1t loads of flys and beetles and bumble bees which is ace. Well it is ace until I jump on my bike and poodle off down the bridleway, every single ride in the last month has seen me pull up rapidly and throw of the helmet due to a large bug of some description dive bombing my helmet and entering t via the air vents.
Anyone have a clever solution to this? I am sure my last helmet had a plastic sort of netting inside closing the entry point for such beasties.Posted 4 years agoadshSubscriber
I got a wasp in through my open jersey which migrated (unknown to me) into my bibs. First I knew about it was the sting – only way to get it out was to undress while jumping around swearing.
I seriously worry about breathing in a bug as I generaly breathe through my mouth not nose.Posted 4 years agoCoyoteSubscriber
I breathed in a small insect last week. Cue dropping the bike and me running round hawking like a cat with a hairball. Those who have seen my folically challenged skull will appreciate the irony here.
Re the helmet thing, don’t generally get many big ones but when I get home after a ride I find that cranial sweating has caused many small insects to drown. Not a good look.Posted 4 years agogofasterstripesSubscriber
I never finish the last 2 mouthsful of water from my bottle for this reason – always ready to swallow/flush a bug.
RE Breathing – when there’s lots of bugs around [next to hedge etc] I sometimes [when no-one’s looking] pull my lower jaw a bit back and give myself a simpson’s-esque overbite so there’s no direct flight-path down my throat as I breathe. Shades are a must too.
How about this approach under the helmet?The stockingcap I mean, not the MMA skillz. Though having thought about it, MMA moves are the only way to get rid of horse flies when you stop for a breather.Posted 4 years agoconkersMember
I got nailed by a bee right between my eyebrows as the bee got trapped under the frame of my glasses.Posted 4 years ago
My friends thought it was hilarious as it was such an accurate head shot that left a target of blood bullseye, white ring then red ring right between my eyes. I wasn’t too amused as I was going full pelt downhill at the time and couldn’t stop to free the wee beastie.pingu66Member
Swallowed numerous wee beasties as there is a part on my regular ride full of em. Have noticed one or two buzzy things in my helmet recently but managed to dislodge them with a vigorous shake of the head. Think I might do the screaming girl thing if I hadn’t. Always wear glasses so I don’t get them in my eyes.Posted 4 years ago
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