- Nettle stings :)
Badge (rash) of honour? It’s that blessed irony of the singletrack being dry and dusty yet the walls of nettle / bracken / bramble come in closer and closer to punish you whilst you’re enjoying it.
Nearly had a comedy off last week – that sticky grass stuff (that sticks to clothes when you throw it at people, like all mature grown ups do…) caught around one end of my bars and wrenched it out of my hands. Proper tankslapper, but made me chuckle a little.Posted 3 years ago
Nice hot, sweaty summer evening ride, lots of stings and bramble scratches. Get in the shower when you’re home and use Original Source mint shower gel. Lie in a fresh made bed and just tingle. Can’t beat it!
Haha, snap. Although I prefer lime shower gel.Posted 3 years agoEuroMember
After each ride recently it looks like I’ve been self harming
That’s what some said to me recently. To be fair my arms did look like i’d escaped one of Jigsaw’s games.
Don’t mind nettles but what I do find tedious is horse fly bites…..seem to last for about 3 days
Me too, nettles are par for the course but inset bites are out of order and those flying, biting things seem to have a penchant for my flesh.Posted 3 years agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
I was saying that whilst out the other week. Theres something weird about it – not sure if its enjoyable but I certainly don’t mind it!
Brambles though – theres nothing enjoyable about having your arms and legs torn to bits. After riding last night, it looks like I’ve been trying to self harm…Posted 3 years agogrittyshakerMember
At the end of the summer and up to Christmas, for the last few years, I’ve had very itchy forearms which I’ve put down to the after effects of years of contact with summer trail veg. It eventually subsides in winter, ready to be topped up again. I don’t mind the stings and scratches but the long term itching can be infuriating. Anyone else get this?Posted 3 years agoleftyboySubscriber
One of my riding buddies, new to our weds night escapades, wore a long sleeve top and then complained it got snagged. I and the other long-termers told him to MTFU as skin grows back and is way cheaper than his fancy long sleeve top 🙂
To be fair he rides a lot on the road to commute and has a recumbant so is not used to brambles etc. I asked him if he was coming out this week and his answer was **** yes so maybe we’ve managed to educate him to the ways of forest 🙂Posted 3 years agoendurancenutMember
I once ended up sitting in a patch of nettles having failed to do a wheelie whilst clipped in to my pedals. Big problem given that i was wearing lycra which offers no protection at all. I spent that evening sitting in a cold bath trying to relieve 100s of stings. Not been a fan of nettles ever since!Posted 3 years agoendurancenutMember
I once ended up sitting in a patch of nettles having failed to do a wheelie whilst clipped in to my pedals. Big problem given that i was wearing lycra which offers no protection at all. I spent that evening sitting in a cold bath trying to relieve 100s of stings. Not been a fan of nettles ever since!Posted 3 years agocr500domSubscriber
Nettles and bracken out in force around Thetford yesterday morning, bracken is well over head height in a lot of places.
My legs are still itching now !!Posted 3 years ago
Was a great ride though in a strange, almost masochistic way, stung, scratched and p**$ wet through but thoroughly enjoyable
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