Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rideau Ferry, Ontario, Canada
Glad you're OK
Lucky you got it stopped upright. I've had this happen twice, once with a hornet a few years ago that landed and crawled in my sleeve while the jacket was off. I always thought hornets stung once and died - wrong.
First time was 1978 - I think two bees hit my throat while I was doing about 75 mph on a jaunt to Montreal. Stayed upright but had tears in my eyes from the pain. Pulled off at a service centre and a woman doctor who was there with her husband on vacation saw the welts and insisted she check me out before she'd let me ride. Ended up fine but had a bad swelling in throat and could hardly talk for a week from the bruise. That's the last time I ever wore an open face helmet..
Glad you made it ok.
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but desperation is it's father........... (Bell)