FIRE FIGHTER CYCLE
If you ever cycle across Australia: Be warned south of Brisbane along the coast, the flies and bugs are relentless. Worse than Burma or Thailand where the mosquitoes carried Dengue and Malaria. They need protein to breed. They get protein from your tears, saliva, the mucus in your nose -- and from blood. - I rigged up a cool face bug net after swallowing several flies and one stuck way up my sinus. I think they breed on the cow dung and kangaroo carcasses that litter the roadways in many areas. I minimum speed of 15-20 MPH outruns them a real motivator to keep going. If you go too fast they will hitch a ride on your back just waiting for you to stop and swarm you.
I am a fire captain and cancer survivor.
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