Pylons, bike frames and a zap in the gonads
Learned something today.Posted 4 years agohot_fiatSubscriber
So you’re getting St. Elmo’s fire building up in the frame and shorting itself out to you via your scrotum?
Are you on a conveyor?
Perhaps try aligning the conveyor parallel to the lines so you don’t break the emf and induce a charge.
Have you tried chain mail armour?Posted 4 years ago
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??Posted 4 years ago
Aaaah- the shocks have occurred when I am riding with no hands – it’s a flat straight road and i’m on a 26″ wheel bike.
I don’t wish to torment anybody – I am curious to hear if its happened to other people 🙂
I can hear the lines crackling when I sit in the adjacent field
plus one – I thought it was a wasp – it hurts, hence taking off my shorts.
scaredy – Yes I have heard of spontaneous combustion. Do you think it’s like in these circumstances? Can I claim danger money – it’s on the way in to my work 🙁 I think may get the train tomorrow – it’s been humid in NorthamptonPosted 4 years ago
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