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post #1 of 31 Old 08-10-2016, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Bee Sting

This morning while riding in traffic on a busy road, a bee flew into my helmet and stung me. Trying to ride while in pain and frantically working to get a bee out of your helmet in traffic is no fun. Glad I'm not allergic but still have a bump on the side of my face.

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post #2 of 31 Old 08-10-2016, 06:55 PM
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Ah bee stings!! I have to tell this story......as I was having my passport recorded going into the Darien Province of Panama a bee flew up my shirt and sting me while talking to the guard, I pulled my shirt off a fast as possible to remove the bee or what ever it was and the whole army laughed their heads off as I stood there with out a shirt!! At the time I was taking the photo of a young armyman sitting on my bike with his machine gun hahaha
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agreed. been there, done that. yikes.

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Since the Givi gives me a nice air pocket around my helmet, I usually ride with the face shield up. Once I did get a big bug inside the helmet, made it straight through the air stream. I could feel it wriggling around, digging it's little claws into my temple. Fortunately it was not a stinging bug but I didn't waste any time pulling off the road and getting the helmet off. I really should keep the shield down more often, because of the stinging issue, and if that bug had hit my eye (1" over) I would have been in big trouble.
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Yup, bee sting on my upper lip doing 75mph on the freeway was not fun. But....the look of my upper lip being three times its normal size was funnier than all heck.

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Been there twice. Never had much of a reaction to bee stings until I was about 50. Then I got stung inside the helmet twice in two years. First one was moderate swelling, second one closed my eye.

However, a couple of years later, I had one crawl up my pants leg at a stop light. I could feel him/her climbing up but could not do anything. Then, ........



Ouch! Notice how nicely swelled my ankle got. I also had several red splotches that popped up over my leg and abdomen. I guess some people get adult allergies that get worse with age. Now I have an epi pen because the next one might even be worse than this.


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Ah, bee in the bonnet. Had that going to work. Felt a presence and touched my collar and the bugger got me in the neck. Bad enough but then it crawled down my shirt into my neck to arm pit tickling as it went.
Did a quick pull over and extracated the dying bug and was on my way. No allergic reaction.
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Got hit right between the eyes one time running 60 by a June bug with a quarter in its pocket. Nearly knocked me out. Got hit by a bat one time too. Luckily had a face shield that time.

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Now I have an epi pen because the next one might even be worse than this.
Make sure your riding buddies know about the pen and where you store it.

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Got hit by a bat one time too.
I'd hate to hit one of our bats!

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Make sure your riding buddies know about the pen and where you store it.
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