Bug bites!

Discussion in 'Health' started by mountaingirl sara, Jun 25, 2019.



  1. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    How funny, I always see those velvet ants and they look so darn cute! Guess I won’t pick them upo_O
     
  2. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol
    I had a few moments up top that were almost comical (they probably were to whoever was riding behind me) where I was like a pinball between the walls. Coming down I shared a warm embrace with one bush, where I was stuck under my bike in the bush with nothing solid to push off of. @Fueledbyex8 gave an assist with the extraction.
     
  3. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    @mountaingirl sara - Could it have been a fly of some sort? I had one that got me right through my Troy Lee glove on Harding last week. It stung for a couple days.
     
  4. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I was behind you for a lot of that... Looked smooth to me! That's the way I remember it... :thumbsup:
     
  5. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Southern California
    Name:
    Steve Boudreaux
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower 27+/ 29r
    The gnats were bad at Maple Springs yesterday. That's for sure. Horseflies biting through my gloves too. What if you had the unfortunate luck of having a bug get in your ear. How would you deal with that? Are there drops or something we should be packing along on rides?
     
  6. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.

    Small enough to clip to your bars so you always have it during the summer. I have one, but will probably order a spare and keep one on each bike.
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  7. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
  8. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    That's a good one...how many people know how big that Aussie 50 cent piece is??:p
     
  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    It’s about the diameter of the bug net when in its baggie.
     
  10. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Rimshot...
     
  11. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
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  12. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    I don’t want a bug net that works for no-see-ems. Those have super fine mesh that is not good for visibility. (@knucklebuster will back me up here.) Sweat clings way more in the fine mesh too. Sea-to-Summit works perfectly for my needs, not the cheapest but the best IMO.
     
  13. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    It was your recommendation that I used the first time I bought one a couple years ago (that long already? :eek:)... And I still have it. I just ordered a second one for the other bike. :thumbsup:
     
  14. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    LOL! Thanks for the honesty! #keepinitreal
    I had a little spill right before getting back to the cars, thankfully no one noticed :facepalm::Roflmao
     
  15. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    No, I got a decent look at it before swiping it off..definetly tick looking just a bit bigger,and it didn’t have wings. The bite site is very red and swollen and hot to the touch today, but thankfully no pain just itchy now and then. It probably helped that I taught a few hot yoga classes today, to possibly sweat out some of the toxin ;). Also, I’ve been bitten by those stinkin’ flies many times and the reaction is very different from this one.
    Will probably never know what that little :poop: was:cautious:
     
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  16. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    I popped off one of the bar end caps and shoved my bug net into my bars. Always there if I need it... just got to remember it's there if I need it.
     
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