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Old 09-20-2014, 11:09 AM   #1
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Creepiest thing you ever found in your helmet

Putting my helmet on the other day I happened to see something moving around in the ear area, a big spider with an egg sack. Would have been pretty creepy to have it crawl into my ear while riding.

Years ago a friend put on his helmet and felt liquid running down his face, it was cat piss. The cat didn't live out the day.

Worse thing for me though is when a yellowjacket slips in next to your ear while riding and stings you several times. The loud buzz is almost worse than the pain of getting stung.
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:19 AM   #2
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:21 AM   #3
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I put on my helmet once and was surprised to find warm liquid running down my face and neck. I had a jug of used motor oil tip over on the wire mesh shelf above my helmet that was sitting upside down. Over the course of a few days, the oil managed to fill my helmet one drip at a time.
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Old 09-20-2014, 02:01 PM   #4
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Old 09-20-2014, 02:12 PM   #5
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Old 09-20-2014, 04:28 PM   #6
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Not creepy but I did have a Barn Swallow decide the spare helmet I had sitting on a shelf in the barn with the visor up would be a great home to have little ones in. It filled it up with twigs and grass clippings. I didn't notice until one day I was in the barn and heard the babies squawking for momma.
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Old 09-20-2014, 04:59 PM   #7
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipoptena_cervi

They crawl not only inside your helmet but also under your clothing. They make each itch feel like a creepiest crawl. They are epidemic at this time of the year. No repellent is effective agaist it. Found latest one today.
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Old 09-20-2014, 05:49 PM   #8
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Sounds like a nasty little thing. Glad we don't have them here.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipoptena_cervi

They crawl not only inside your helmet but also under your clothing. They make each itch feel like a creepiest crawl. They are epidemic at this time of the year. No repellent is effective agaist it. Found latest one today.
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Old 09-20-2014, 06:00 PM   #9
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Ever see the cruiser riders put their pudding bowl helmet on a foot peg? Ever see a dog mark the bike? You should see the look of disgust when you tell them. You would tell them, right?

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Old 09-20-2014, 06:58 PM   #10
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I caught a yellowjacket in my helmet once in an area that there was no shoulder and a high speed backroad with blind corners. It somehow got turned around and I could see it looking out when I looked in my mirror to see WTF was going on. It was a good 2 miles before I could stop, felt like 2 hours. Never got stung though. I wedged my knife against the foam and he few out.

Had plenty of small insects make their way in and crawl around on/in my ears... I hate that!

Riding with my visor up in northern Alberta and caught a gigantic dragonfly on my sunglasses... my whole face was covered in goo.
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:31 PM   #12
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I accidentally dumped the entire contents of a cup of hot chocolate into my helmet yesterday. Nasty smelling and sticky.
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:32 PM   #13
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipoptena_cervi

They crawl not only inside your helmet but also under your clothing. They make each itch feel like a creepiest crawl. They are epidemic at this time of the year. No repellent is effective agaist it. Found latest one today.
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