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    Senior Member Bullspit's Avatar
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    My left wrist is a stinger magnet. I caught a wasp in it on today's ride. It stung me three times before I get stopped and got it out.



    My riding jacket needs to be tighter in the wrist!



    Anyone else getting stung?

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    Ouch. At least it was your hand and not your face.



    At low speeds and in town I have to ride with my full face visor up to prevent fogging. I keep wondering what will happen if a bee flies in my helmet.







    Bee careful out there.

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    Yup, my left wrist got destroyed by either a bee or a wasp 6 weeks ago while on a big group ride. It got me 3 times just like you and was stuck in my jacket. My wrist swelled up and I'm not even allergic. Hurt like a *****!
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    Senior Member Bullspit's Avatar
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    I am glad it wasn't in the helmet. I sometimes ride with the shield up (glasses on) for better visibility. My wrist is stiff and itchy right now. I'm not especially reactive to stings either.

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    A wasp built a nest between my skid plate and engine a few months back.
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    I had a yellow jacket hit me on my neck and fall inside my t-shirt. It didn't sting me until after I stopped, opened my jacket, lifted my t-shirt and tried to set it free and then it got me just below the naval. I continued on the ride but it took a lot of the fun out of it. The spot where I got stung hurt for a day or two and then itched for several more days.



    As for the yellow jacket, it ended up on the ground and I stomped it to death.
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    I've alerted PETA.



    The good news is that a hot nude protester chick wearing yellow jacket body paint will be on your doorstep shortly.



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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    Oh yeah!! Stung so many times last year I lost count. Upgraded gear to full face, visor ALWAYS down! Full long sleeve jacket, thick enough to keep them from sting through. & gauntlet style gloves, to save the wrists. Also I now always wear my kevlar over-pants, no more stings to my (fill in the blank), and I can tell you those hurt! Yes it's hot, but I just deal with it, & not just for the hoards of yellow jackets, hornets, honey bees, bumble bees, the list goes on!



    Oh Liz, thanks for sending the Bee girl around, I am now a born again bee lover, & vow to respect the existences of our stinger packing comrades... but I'm keeping my Benidryl, just in case. m.

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    My very first Iron Butt Association ride in 2006. Doing it the hard way, I did a Saddlesore 1000 on a Royal Enfield Bullet. Had a bee go straight up my sleeve and sting the crap out of my left forearm. Hurt for a week but it was still a great ride.
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    Guess riding and bee stings go together. Stung on neck while riding the pavement awhile back. I've been stung about 4 times since I got the tw. thats prolly more times then I have in 20 years. I remember having to ride thru a swarm awhile back. Shield down, head tilted down, ride thru quickly....didn't get stung that time!
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