- Fly in the eye, what's the worst that could happen?
Clearly one answer to this is: wear glasses.
Another answer would be: the worst thing is when you crash because there’s a fly in your eye.
This is the worst year I’ve experienced for both breathing flies in and getting the critters lodged in one or other eye. I can’t get comfortable wearing glasses, I don’t even wear sunglasses. It seems that even the most firmly wedged fly washes out by itself after a short while, but is there any health risk to the fly being in there? Will I die? – Talking about UK local flies, not those funny-talking foreign flies.Posted 4 years agoddaySubscriber
Ha, reminds me of a mate with homemade bike-lights, and battery. Down the hill we go, he swallows a fly, gagging, takes a mouthful of water (still on the go) spits it out on the exposed wires from the light battery, battery shorts out, plunged in darkness, plunged in large hedge.
See, flies can cause grievous bodily harm.Posted 4 years agoscott_mcavennie2Member
I got a fly in my eye at the top of a local trail recently. Rode it with one eye shut and found that totally f*****d up my perspective and managed to miss three drop offs, and to this day I have no idea how I managed to rescue myself each time without seriously crashing.
I must have looked like a total muppet if anyone saw.Posted 4 years agospacehopperSubscriber
i once got a fly in my eye about a mile from home on a ride..
I usually wear clear glasses but for some reason didnt that day.. 🙁
hurt like ****… got home.. checked it really well.. got the missus to check it.. she found nothing.. even washed my eye with an eye bath..
the pain faded away..
i lay down on the bed and promptly fell asleep due being knackered after the ride..
i awoke about 40 minutes later… with my eye gushing fluid everywhere..
ran into the bathroom and looked in the mirror to find a centimetre and a half or so long fly in my eye..!! must have been hiding behind my eyeball!
made me feel *quite* queasy!
havent ridden without eye protection since though… 😯Posted 4 years ago
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