Discussion in 'Commuting' started by HJ, 23 Aug 2007.

  1. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    There's me cycling along minding my own business when I suddenly feel a burning sensation just below my left shoulder blade (can still feel it now). Didn't see or feel anything before it happened, I can only assume that a wasp somehow got down the back of my tee shirt. Not one of the more enjoyable wildlife encounters on my way to work:angry:
  2. col

    col Veteran

    I know your pain,i took a shirt of the line last summer,and put it straight on,got stung under the right arm just next to me man boob,brings tears to my eyes thinking about it,but rest assured,anything of the line gets shook like hell then checked now;)
  3. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Ach! Stop yer wingin' ye big jessy!:biggrin:xx(
  4. col

    col Veteran

  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Had one of the little bastards in my belly button a couple of years ago.
  6. OP

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
  7. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Leith, Edinburgh
    Always wear a cycling top - skintight and nothing can (usually) get down there.

    Had a lovely bee imprint on my sunglasses the other week after it hit me when I was doing around 20mph, and it was doing some speed the other way. Like you get when an owl hits your glass window. Only smaller. And an insect, not a bird.

    I'll get me coat...
  8. col

    col Veteran

    You do know the last thing to go through that bees mind as it hit your glasses dont you? its arse.
  9. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    I thought it would be, AGHHH missed him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. squeaker

    squeaker Über Member

    In the case of the one that got stuck under my glasses' frame, it was 'STING' - not pleasant :biggrin:
  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    my wife got stung on her arse once commuting to work. she was wearing a nurses sort of uniform and a wasp went up her skirt, and clearly wasn't impressed :biggrin:
  12. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Leith, Edinburgh
    Oooooooo... Matron !!

    (cue Sid James' filthy cackle)

  13. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Take comfort in the fact you haven't got an outie.
  14. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    Buzzing creatures in ear and mouth on today's commute and at least 3 critters between glasses and eye. How do they aim so well when I fly like the wind and am uncatchable by beast or man?
  15. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    Yeah, right. That would explain why one day I had to do a mid-cycle, still on bike, strip of cycle top due to bee flying down inside cycle jersey. Not once, but twice on the same journey.

    Luckily for me and the retinas of other road users I was wearing a windproof base layer under the jersey... ;)
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