Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Jacqui, 18 May 2010.

  1. Jacqui

    Jacqui Active Member


    Not sure which section this should go in ( I thought about the nutrition as I have swallowed loads of the things) .

    Anyway there seems to be some sort of greenfly plague any tips on how to avoid getting the in nose , mouth eys etc as I know I need to keep breathing.

    I did see some cotton scarf type thingys is TK maxx and thought they might be a good ideas as I has already swallowed several flys when cycling along the canal a few weeks ago.

  2. Alien8

    Alien8 Senior Moment

    For greenfly try one of these:

  3. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    Breathe through your nose.
  4. gps315

    gps315 Well-Known Member

    I wear a buff around my neck and pull it up to cover my mouth and nose when near the river or end up eating half the look a bit like a bank robber.....
  5. Hont

    Hont Veteran

    Hazard of the season unfortunately. Eyewear should stop them going in your eyes if you use wraparound frames that fit snugly to your face.

    I guess you could try a scarf if it really is that bad but it will make you hotter in warm weather and won't help your breathing much.
  6. jayonabike

    jayonabike Powered by caffeine & whisky

    I might have to get one of those. I went out for a ride earlier, about 5 miles of it was down an old dis-used railway line. By the time i got back on the road i was covered in greenfly, and eaten more than my daily quota.
  7. Garz

    Garz Squat Member

    Had this happen on yesterdays ride, yes loads were freeloading till I descended at 40mph mwahahaha!
  8. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

    Land of confusion
    Yes covered in the buggers and swallowed a couple i reckon, certainly Gobbed a few out.

    They seem to make a greenfly line for nose,mouth and ears :smile:
  9. Svendo

    Svendo Veteran

    +1 . Swallowed a few flying ants today too.
  10. Eaten loads; mmm plenty of protein.

    At least they don't bite (unless you are a plant).
  11. arallsopp

    arallsopp Post of The Year 2009 winner

    Bromley, Kent
    Yup. Loads in South East London today. Particularly around the commons / green spaces. They were evidently well fed, as most were plenty juicy, exploding in little verdant bursts on my tongue.
  12. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    Swarms last night. I thought it had started raining until I realised I wasn't getting wet.

    Good job they're not the size of crows.
  13. Seamab

    Seamab Senior Member

    Covered in them yesterday. I applied sunscreen for the first time this year and came back in looking like a fly trap!

    Amazing since i had been on some of the same roads on Sunday when it was cooler and there were none.
  14. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    Fantastic :biggrin:

    I got covered in the buggers yesterday, they hitched a lift all the way home (creating lord alone knows how much extra drag) and then dissapeared in the direction of my tomato plants as soon as I stopped.

  15. Where did you go? I went out for a lap of Loch Leven in the evening and was surprised there was none, there can be thousands there.
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