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StopMeansStop
05-25-2011, 06:15 PM
Just open your mouth.

I must have swallowed a lb. of bugs.

Greenbelt
05-25-2011, 06:50 PM
Yep, excellent protein boost for mouth breathers along the rivers on the NE branch trail too.

acc
05-25-2011, 08:20 PM
Gasp! I was too mortified to say anything but I accidentally ate not one, but two bugs out near Sterling on Monday while on the W&O. One was crunchy. Tasted worse than power bars.

Ann

Joe Chapline
05-25-2011, 08:25 PM
Gasp! I was too mortified to say anything but I accidentally ate not one, but two bugs out near Sterling on Monday while on the W&O. One was crunchy. Tasted worse than power bars.

Ann

Funny! Power bars prepare cyclists for whatever might fly into their mouths. Lots of brown marmorated stink bugs around these days. I didn't realize they flew until they showed up at my house recently.

Dirt
05-26-2011, 07:53 AM
I like the crunchy ones. :D

brendan
05-26-2011, 08:08 AM
I'm in a hurry, so I always get the bugs to go...the gnats manage to be stuck all over my body by the time I get home...

baiskeli
05-26-2011, 02:40 PM
It's a little-known fact, but Power Bars are actually 83 percent bug guts. So it's about the same.

acc
05-26-2011, 03:33 PM
It's a little-known fact, but Power Bars are actually 83 percent bug guts. So it's about the same.

Which leaves me wondering about the other 17%, industrial waste?

Bug crunching best,
ann

PotomacCyclist
05-27-2011, 07:37 PM
I notice that the gnats (not the Nats) tend to come out around dusk and sunset. A lot of them at Hains Point. I've also seen huge clouds of bugs in the area by the 14th St. Bridge and the Jefferson Memorial. Some of them hide out in your hair for the rest of the ride.

What's even worse than eating a bug is breathing them in. I don't think it's recommended to get bugs into your lungs, but I'll have to check on that.

acc
05-27-2011, 07:58 PM
I've heard of black lung and brown lung but before tonight never bug lung. :-)

Happy trails,
ann