Sneezy Rider

4 months ago

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Long Term Biker is Hay Fever Newbie

I’ve only recently taken up hay fever and I appreciate that as a newcomer I have a lot to learn. I’ve got the hang of most of the symptoms but it’s trying to enjoy them whilst riding a bike that’s defeating me.

During my 250 mile ride to the office and back yesterday, I struggled with something that the more experienced sufferer will have long known: the slightly open visor on my crash helmet acted as a ram air intake to force thousands of litres a second of pollen-laden air into my face.

Sneezing is a particular challenge in the narrow confines of a crash helmet. I had considered posting a pic of the inside of my visor after the ride but finally conceded that in the interests of common decency it was too much. Suffice it to say that it looked like I had shared it with an exploding alien and that the tiny amount of vision allowed me though the narrow slots of my pollen-swollen eyes was not enough to see through it.

In closing, I’d like to offer an apology to the bees of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We appreciate your hard work and when you find your dinner has gone, please accept my sincere apologies. Every grain of pollen you were hoping to feast on is now caked around my streaming nose and eyes like mineral deposits round an Icelandic hot geyser. You wouldn’t want it now anyway.

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Comments (134)
  • Maybe it could be good and useful to face's skin and people need to create tours thrue the flower fields with bicycle on the slim path

    2 months ago
  • Take some local honey, that’s will solve your problem. 1 to 2 tablespoons a day.

    3 months ago
  • I sneeze in my car most journeys winter spring summer autumn all four seasons of the year, constant cleaning trying to clean up snot from the dash , steering wheel, windscreen, rear view mirror is a pain in the rear buttocks. Good thing is it comes off the worst thing the sneezing is unexpected it goes everywhere but I tend to sneeze 2 or 3 times then that’s it for the day. I doesn’t impress my passengers though! At least in a car you can keep a box of tissues but you can’t on a motorcycle.

    4 months ago
  • Use Haymax balm. It traps the pollen and stops it getting up your nose

    Pure Organic Pollen Balm For Hayfever 5ml www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001CSVQJS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_SkB-AbQJPPXQZ

    4 months ago
  • As a sufferer for 40+ years, I’ve tried every single medicinal option there is, and nothing came close to alleviating the symptoms. Then I tried a Qu-Chi allergy band about 6 years ago, and haven’t needed to take any medication since! I was the biggest sceptic, but it really does work, and for the first time in my life I now look forward to the summer months, rather than dreading them. You can buy them on Amazon for about £14 and they last the entire year.

    4 months ago

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