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Old 05-30-2012, 11:48 PM   #76
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I am so good at countersteering that I mange to avoid them.......
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:08 AM   #77
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Been stung quite a bit. Weirdest place was in the armpit last year. I normally ride sleeveless and it stung me when I moved my arm.
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:13 AM   #78
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you sure that sign doesn't mean that cow tipping is allowed
Not likely here in Australia. Our cows are paid a decent living wage so they don't seek tips.



In fact I beelieve I can recall some cattle being fined for seeking tips.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:05 AM   #79
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Been stung enough times riding the push bike to make sure I always have the visor down on the motorbike. The push bike helmet is deadly to a bloke like me with a crew cut. They fly in through the vents, get stuck, and sting the bee-geesus out of the top of your head. Which sees you pulling over to the side of the road, screaming profanities, to the amusement of anyone within ear shot. Probably serves me right for pedalling...

Now here's a tip. Last time I was stung, the pain had worn off about after about an hour. Later than night I got into the red wine, and holy crap, the old head started aching like hell right where the bee had got me. Some kind of bad reaction with the sulphurs or tannins in the grog that hurt as much as the original sting.

I'd be interested to know if anyone has had similar experiences, and whether whisky or bourbon is a safer bet...?
In my experience Benadryl is best. I carry on the Motorbike and the petal bike.

Not to mix with alcohol though.

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Old 06-03-2012, 04:06 PM   #80
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Not likely here in Australia. Our cows are paid a decent living wage so they don't seek tips.



In fact I beelieve I can recall some cattle being fined for seeking tips.
must be a hick Vermont thing, It's easier to tip a sidehill cow over if you get it on level ground
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:18 PM   #81
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must be a hick Vermont thing, It's easier to tip a sidehill cow over if you get it on level ground
Forget cows and consider trucks. Some trucks are made for tipping.



Not a location to pick for overtaking. Tip a tip-truck over on top of a motorcycle and . . . . . well, I'm sure you can imagine whats the end result.

So Bees bad.
Cows worse still.
But Trucks . . . . .
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:24 PM   #82
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Thought that there may well BEE an appropriate warning sign.




More danger from the ones coming from straight ahead. You may be(e) able to dodge crossing bees.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:48 PM   #83
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Seven times last year. One of those times was right on the bridge of my nose while riding at 50mph with my visor up. I apparently rear-ended the little fucker.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:25 AM   #84
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Thought that there may well BEE an appropriate warning sign.




More danger from the ones coming from straight ahead. You may be(e) able to dodge crossing bees.
I need to get signs like that for my back yard, last year was my first year as a beekeeper, only one hive, not much of an issue, now I have 4 hives, and it's hard not to be in a flight path because of where I placed my hives, not all in one location
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:25 AM   #85
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Not Bees so much this year but Angry Birds. Only hit one so far but dodged many.
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:54 AM   #86
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At least once or twice a year, but I'm on the bike one hell of a lot more than in my truck. I've fulfilled the quota for this year and it's only June. Twice down the neck of the 'stich and stung both times on the chest so far. I think one may have come in the open arm vent to do me too.
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:39 AM   #87
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Too many bee stings for me, four times in one year, all on the neck, twice on the same stretch of road. I've had them in my helmet, up my sleeves and once down the back of my shirt on a bicycle.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #88
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Thought I'd bring this topic back to life to announce I got stung at the very base of my left clavicle yesterday afternoon while riding. I didn't have the collar velcroed shut on my jacket, and something hit my neck, immediately followed by YOW!!

That makes it twice this year so far.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:39 PM   #89
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About once every 20 years. I did take out about 70 or 80 of them this spring when I ran thru a swarm at 60 mph.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:43 PM   #90
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