Discussion in 'Health' started by mountaingirl sara, Jun 25, 2019.
How funny, I always see those velvet ants and they look so darn cute! Guess I won’t pick them up
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.
@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.
I was behind you for a lot of that... Looked smooth to me! That's the way I remember it...
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?
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.
3 for $8 I ordered sum.
That's a good one...how many people know how big that Aussie 50 cent piece is??
It’s about the diameter of the bug net when in its baggie.
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.
It was your recommendation that I used the first time I bought one a couple years ago (that long already? )... And I still have it. I just ordered a second one for the other bike.
LOL! Thanks for the honesty! #keepinitreal
I had a little spill right before getting back to the cars, thankfully no one noticed
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 was
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.