Thank God I am not bald

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 12 Sep 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...'cos today on my 90km ride I got a wasp fly inside my helmet and buzz around in a frenzy....I had to suddenly pull up and get it out at the side of the road (the wasp...the wasp...). I am sure my long hair prevented several stings.
  2. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    ?? draw strings on the legs of your shorts ??
  3. andyoxon

    andyoxon Veteran

    When we were camping in August, I returned to my half finished beer bottle, gave it a quick look, took a swig and realised I had a wasp in my mouth. Spat it out v.quickly and probably got a sort of half sting because it didn't swell or hurt too badly. I'm glad I didn't swallow it or get it stuck in my throat...:smile:
  4. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Last week I was picking plums and nearly picked one with a wasp on it. I'm glad I didn't.
  5. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Picking or tickling ??????:smile::biggrin::biggrin:
  6. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    One of my mates got stung 5 times on his head under the very same circumstances.
  7. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Over the Hill
    Another reason for not wearing a helmet :smile:
  8. ajevans

    ajevans New Member

    Last year I got a wasp stuck in my cycling jersey two days in a row!

    It was a hot week, so I had my zip down. Got stung three times in total.

    On the plus side I'm less scared of wasps now as although stings are painful there not that bad.

    On another note I got stung by a bee on a mountain this year. My now ex-gf gave me very little sympathy whatsoever. 10 minutes later a bigger bee stung her! Was very hard not to laugh.
  9. bazzadigz C+

    bazzadigz C+ Senior Member

    Around June time I was helping a relative cut down the garden to his new house. Worked my way through a pile of old wood at the back of the garden with sheers and shredder. Queue hundred of wasps defending their nest.. Result? 43 stings to myself, 5 on my girlfriend at the other end of the garden, 10 additioanl stings to other members of the family and 2hours in A&E! :smile:
  10. Paulus

    Paulus Started young, and still going.

    Back in May when my mate and I were doing the C2C, my mate, Dave got stung by a Bee that flew into his helmet. Whilst trying to deal with that he skidded on a damp path that we were on near Newcastle at the time and crashed into a bed of stinging nettles head first. He was not amused. He had nettle rash all around his face and a great lump on his balding head where the Bee got him. I couldn't help but laugh, he didn't see the funny side for quite a while.
  11. ajevans

    ajevans New Member

    Well I can fully understand why he'd Bee upset

    Sorry :smile:
  12. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    And for being circumcised. :smile:
  13. Where's ColinJ ?

    He has a tale of a wasp that flew down the open neck of his jersey, down the front of his bibshorts and stung him on the b*ll*cks.
  14. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    Imagine that happening on the High Street on a busy saturday and having to drop your kecks.

    Not that you would find me down the High Street in a pair of bibshorts.
  15. Whilst wildnerness camping half way down Harper Mountain in BC, I woke up early and needed the loo. The place is so unspoilt, the advice is to lift the moss (there's lots of it around), do your doings and then replace the moss on top. So I lifted the moss, and had my wee. Unfortunately there was a bees nest under the bit of moss I'd lifted. I only discovered this mid-wee, as the resident bees took exception to a giant arse soaking their abode, and reacted in the way they only know how. Cue one mountain biker, trolleys round ankles desperately trying to get away from the swarm and back into her tent. I made it, but there were a couple of bees circling my tent for about two hours afterwards! Luckily the stings weren't too bad...
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