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    advise how to keep bugs out of my helmet

    need advise how keep bugs out of my helmet

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    Bug repellent.
    "Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?"

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    Helmet cover , bug repellent , ride early before bugs overwhelm the environment . Good luck .

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    Bandana

    I wear a bandana/dew rag under my helmet most rides.

    It sucks having a deer fly bite the back of your head while riding. Or while doing anything.
    Don't let it get you down, but there's a good chance you were an accident.
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    Print this out & tape it to your helmet.

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    Experience the freedom...



    Available in most neon colors.
    I can barely get my mouth around it.

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    Ride more slowly...
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    Get a UVEX brand helmet. The front vents are screened to keep the bugs out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr
    Get a UVEX brand helmet. The front vents are screened to keep the bugs out.
    +1

    After getting a horsefly stuck in my helmet last year I shopped for something new this winter and I'm sold on this helmet. It pretty much paid for itself when I smashed a wasp in the front mesh. Better that than a new epi-pen and an ER co-pay.

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    Ride around the bugs! Kind of like the bullet dodging seen in the matrix.

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    Stay inside.....
    Ride Hard or Ride Home Alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte
    Print this out & tape it to your helmet.

    hehehe

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    Maybe you need one of these too:


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    I've actually had 2 bees stuck in my helmet over the last month.
    The first one I felt right away, buzzing around in a vent so I stopped really quick and got it out.
    The 2nd one was on a ride last week. I didn't know it was there. I stopped for a quick break and took the helmet off, and I felt it buzz and fly out of my hair. Kinda crazy that it didn't sting me, as my hair is fairly short.

    I could see some light plastic screen being a good thing.
    Prolly really easy to retrofit into an existing helmet.
    Something I'm gonna look into asap.
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Wear pants.

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    Sorry....

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    Don't ride outside.
    :wq

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    I had a bee fly into my helmet and caused me to crash and dislocate my shoulder...

    Don't worry, the bee wasn't hurt!

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