One of the Unkown Hazards of Riding a Motorycle: Bee Stings
This may sound crazy, but hear me out. Bee stings are definitely something that happens while riding a motorcycle. I’ve known several people that this has happened too, and yesterday it happened to me. See, what happens is you’re riding along down the road and you run into a bee, or a wasp… It may get caught in your shirt, jacket, pants leg, or even your helmet. Then, it gets nasty.
Of course, if the bee is stuck in a tight spot, it will sting to get it’s way out. Yesterday I was riding along when I felt a sharp pain in my side. I thought it was just a rock or bug that smacked into me, so at first I ignored it. Then i felt another sharp pain, and then another… I quickly pulled over the motorcycle, shut it off, and untucked my shirt to find a wasp of some kind that had made a pin cushion out of me.
Scary thing to deal with when you are on a motorcycle and can’t jump off right away and take care of it. And let me tell you, 3 wasp stings is definitely worse than just 1!!
So what can you do to protect yourself?
Wear tighter fitting clothing so insects can’t get in…
Wear a full face helmet…. Half helmets can trap the bee in between your ear. (Or other gross bugs too.)
Keep your mouth shut if you don’t have a windshield… (I’ve swallowed my share of bugs.)
Of course if it’s a hot day like yesterday, sometimes you just gotta take the risk, and get stung.