yeah… you should try riding in south australia… i got bitten by one of these mofo's they are called hopper ants and have a sting and a bite that really hurts like mad… and when there is one on you, there is probably another 5 or 6 crawling up your trouser leg… geez…Posted 8 years ago
special super-strength Alpine variety
there the bastards i'm talking about 😆 no doubt brought over by the same importer as grey squirrels!
Hairy legs and arms are a good defence..
no nothing can defend you from alpine stingers 8)
them ants look fierce he can get back in his nest, thats prob why the aussies so fast on bikes.Posted 8 years agoSeanOrangeMember
I kind of like the pain/tingle sensation 😳Posted 8 years ago
Certain sections of Dalby, 3 weeks ago, was getting quite over grown with them. Lots on the arms when leaning into corners.
Samuri, I once saw a guy fall into a bomb hole filled with nettles. His body was covered in blisters 5 min after he climbed out, OUCH! 😯LongboardSiMember
if you are bothered by them they have self-antidote properties. You just need to crush up the leaves and rub the juice on the stings.
If you grab a nettle leaf firmly it won't sting you, so then you just squash it up in your hand. It needs the hairs on the leaf to do the sting, so once it's crushed up they're fine.Posted 8 years agoahwilesSubscriber
nettle tea is delicious,
3 or 4 leaves in a mug, pour on hot water, leave to brew for about a minute, lovely.
(pick the leaves from the top of the nettle, where it's a bit less likely to have been watered by a dog)
there's a nettle patch in my back yard which i tolerate for just this reason…Posted 8 years agocoffeekingMember
I rolled in a ditch of nettles (by accident) as a kid, wearing only a pair of shorts. I was covered from head to foot in bumps and spent the evening covered in all sorts of lotions to try to help. It's never had the same effect since, these days they just tingle a bit.Posted 8 years agostumpy01Member
I react really badly to nettles & insect bites, which is a bit lame in the summer. Even riding through long grass & stuff leaves my legs all covered in itchy bumps for the next week.
I have started wearing my pads when I know it's gonna be overgrown. It's a bit of a chore, but better than scratching your legs to bits for the next week!Posted 8 years ago
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