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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-14-2013, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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New type of storm

I've ridden in a lot of different kinds of weather but yesterday was a new one. On the way to the NC coast through the center of the sate with perfect temperatures, under a clear blue sky through a particularly rural and wooded area my friends & I were engulfed in the yellow smoke most call pollen. I have never seen so much at once. Our bikes, clothes, everything was covered. Anyone else see what we did? Oh yeah, the bugs are out again too, and some of those suckers hurt or maybe it was a humming bird.

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No Pollen storms but I think my new HID's attrackted every bug in a 100 mile radius today......


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Seen a pollen fog here this morning. It was bad.... Never seen it like that before.


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Never seen pollen fog,.... But, I bet it's the pits. The worst hit I was ever in, was a trip thru an d north of Lafayette LA - the black love bug storms wave after wave.


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Wow, really interesting, and I personally experienced jetman's bug smashing!
Just wait for the 17 year Cicada Brood#2 to hatch here in the Mid-Atlantic! They're saying in certain areas more than 1 Billion Cicadas per acre will take to the air and the noise at night may be deafening!
I'm not looking forward to smashing these monsters!
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Wow, really interesting, and I personally experienced jetman's bug smashing!
Just wait for the 17 year Cicada Brood#2 to hatch here in the Mid-Atlantic! They're saying in certain areas more than 1 Billion Cicadas per acre will take to the air and the noise at night may be deafening!
I'm not looking forward to smashing these monsters!
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Todd, do you know what the last thing to go through a Cicada's mind when he splats on your windshield? His a--hole!

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When I saw the 17 year cicadas,they were sure plentiful,and the sound....was just a steady high pitched buzz.Sounded like the bug sound in horror movies.

good thing is,they are only around a few weeks,and they are much smaller than the green 7 year ones.


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Todd, I believe this is about the actual size of what nearly knocked me off my bike yesterday, my face was numb on one side for 10 minutes.

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Wow, really interesting, and I personally experienced jetman's bug smashing!
Just wait for the 17 year Cicada Brood#2 to hatch here in the Mid-Atlantic! They're saying in certain areas more than 1 Billion Cicadas per acre will take to the air and the noise at night may be deafening!
I'm not looking forward to smashing these monsters!
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