What ultra light thin (roadie?) leggings can I wear under shorts(to avoid bites)
I spent 5 weeks in India and never got bitten once, the others I travelled with were covered in bites, we all had various deets, mine was the strongest. I know you said you tried deet, bit what strength was it? Go for the strongest you can get, not the pish they sell in boots etc etc…Posted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
I guess it depends on what you ride through. I ride through alot of overgrown bushes and brambles so am used to getting scatched to buggery on my wrists and ankles, so anything like Lycra will just get torn to shreds on the first ride. In winter I do use cheap runners leggings, which are a bit more resiliant than lycra style material, but will be too warm in current conditions. What about knee and shin pads? Wont provide full coverage but might improve things.
Post ride I treat my scratches and any bites with some Savlon spray stuff that is like a liquid plaster. It stings like buggery for a few minutes after you spray it on, but is good to provide a protective antiseptic layer that lasts a few days which might help prevent bites from becoming septic.Posted 4 years ago
Feel low/lethargic/knackered. a bite from Sat am’s ride is sceptic on my leg and various others are raised/reddened.
Obviously in this heat you don’t want to wear too many ‘layers’ however I’m sick of being bitten. Any recommendations from fellow sufferers?
I’m not sure I can wear regular roadie leggings? As I will be wearing shorts over them- too warm with shorts?
Binners, feel free to post a pic of woman in suspenders next to Benny Hill 8)Posted 4 years agoCaptain PugwashMember
Recommended by the tour guide in Avimore and it works really well and smells nice.Posted 4 years ago
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