Nice friendly ride turned into a couple of day, maybe 3 depending in this doesn't go down by tomorrow.
About 5 miles up GMR there was a huge tornado of bees just to the right of the road in a turnout. I didn;t see it on the way up but the others did. Only a couple of bees in the air when I went by so I escaped on the way up. At the shack everybody was talking about the bees. Great, now I have to go down and hope I miss them......... NOT!
On the way down' I'm doing about 25 looking ahead hoping I don't hit them. I don't see anything but as soon as I enter the area, they are all over the road. I get hit by a couple on the chest but no biggie, as hot as it is, I wear an under layer to help protect from bugs n stuff.
I'm pretty happy that I didn't feel anything but the I feel burn on my forehead, Dammit!
I stop at the next safe spot and wait for Gina. The others got hit but none got the all enjoyable sting. I still have part of the stinger in my forehead cause I can't see so Gina pulls it out. As soon as we get down, I ice it with a cold pack Alyce has in the truck hoping it helps the spread.
I get home and ice it, pt on cortisone cream, take Benedryl but still my forehead swells. By night time the inner section of my eyelids are swollen and I'm actually pretty happy knowing it could have been worse. But wake up this morning and Ugh, my face is all messed up. Form my cheeks to my forehead swollen.
Oh well, doesn't hurt, just annoying and I won't be going out to dinner so I don't ruin anybody's meal ha ha!
Well still taking the meds and rubbing cream on my face but I;m still ugly.
So just a heads up, if you're allergic to bees, sty off GMR for a while. Oh and thanks to Jed19 for the concerned phone call. You though the pic you saw was bad, take a look at this one. Anyway, feels like it's stating to go down now.
This morning when I woke up. To make things even more fun, Gina car had a flat so I had to pump up the tire with my bike pump so we could get it down to the repair shop. Never anything more fun that having to take care of auto biz when your face is all jacked up!