As I was riding home after dropping my son at school this morning, I saw something coming at me fast.
Before I had time to brace myself - WHACK! - it slammed into my nose and lip and then flew off.
I think it was some kind of large bug, maybe a cicada.
It didn't really hurt but I sure got a jolt of adrenaline, so much so that I hollered "What the F**K was that" rather loudly.
Thankfully I was in a lane so there was no-one around to hear that.
Anyone got any cicada-avoidance tips?

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Comment by Richard on December 7, 2007 at 8:50am
An excellent strategy though rubbing your legs against your lower abdomen to make the appropriate cicada noise on King St could be tricky .

Gives a whole new meaning to being in a BUG.

I still have not so fond memories of a hornet getting sucked into the sleeve of my motorcycle jacket while blasting along on the motorway...
Comment by lelak on December 8, 2007 at 9:23pm
Keep your mouth closed at all times.
Comment by Simon Sharwood on December 9, 2007 at 11:26am
That's better advice than you know, Lela ...
Comment by DamianM on December 9, 2007 at 11:35am
I had a much smaller bug end its life on my sunnies the other day, I was happy I was wearing them.

Reminds me of the old joke, "what's the last thing that goes through the bugs mind ?'..... "it's arse"


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