The other day I was out for a short ride and a bee-like creature dive bombed the inside of my left thigh, ricocheting and finally landing near some parties intimes on my right thigh. While he was there he stung me and I immediately knew that this was going to be a special one. Everything got hot nearly immediately and I imagined that I could feel the venom spreading around my leg (luckily it went downwards and not the opposite way).
The next day I had a red welt that covered half of my thigh and it was itchy and hot. So I decided to go for a ride.
This turned out to be a bad idea because either the heat or the friction of the lycra aggravated things and I got home in a much worse state than when I had left (other than cardiovascularly, I suppose..). That was at least 4 days ago now and I’m still waiting for the damn stuff to get out of my system.
I will count myself as lucky because I’ve had worse bee experiences and one of you recently had one caught in your bibs. I’ll leave you with a photo of a bee-sting bun, which I gotta say looks much more satisfying than the real thing.
12 thoughts on “Seven Day Itch”
Diese leckeres bienenstich tut nicht weh, macht nur dick.
I’ll have to try it one day. Wonder where I can get my hands on one…?
Bee sting bun every time!
I’d never heard of it before. Is that custard in there?
Looks like it
I agree. The redness is almost gone now, so back in the saddle.
Bummer, man. Hate it when that happens!
Ouch! On Thursday I had a bumble bee stuck in my helmet—I had felt it “fly in” one of the aero ducts; immediately stopped and threw my helmet off—too late. The black heary sucker was stuck on the inside of my helmet. Removed him & decided to keep riding to keep the blood flowing—had a bulge for a few days but it wasn’t too bad 🙂
It would have been scarier if it’d been on my head! I had one on my neck once that swelled up pretty good and had thoughts of not being able to breathe before I reached home from that ride.