Hello everyone! First time here.
I live real near my campus (LSU) and I bike to and from school. Tonight I was studying and when I was done I biked home. It was about 9:00 p.m. and dark. As I was biking, my eyes started to burn really bad. First my left, then my right, then my left again. It was over and over- every 45 seconds or so. Eventually I had to stop and rub my eyes really bad as it was a sharp tinging pain.
Eventually, to finish the rest of the ride home I held my hand in front of my face and felt small things hitting it from time to time. My eyes are fine now, btw.
This brought me to the conclusion that it was bugs hitting my eyes- (I do not wear glasses and was not wearing goggles of any kind). Also, I ride with a blinking light in the front and a red LED light in the back- so maybe that attracted them.
The strange thing is that I've ridden around at night with lights many many times and this is the first time anything like this has ever happened.
Does anyone know what this was? Have you had this happen to you? Do people recommend riding with goggles at night?