Rider Education

September 2021

Posted: 23 Sep 2021 09:42 PM

Chapter N held their Fundraiser on August 14, 2021.  It was a new idea and, personally, I think the Poker Chip Run was well thought out, organized and a lot of fun!

Chapter R held their Fundraiser on August 21, 2021. Their BS Session is always really good if you like burgers and sweet corn! Nice job to both Chapters!!

 Have you ever been just riding along, minding your own business, and all of a sudden you feel a stinging pain? You know, the pain of being stung by something? And they sting no matter where it happens!! Arm, leg, hand, head….I can’t think of anything worse than getting one stuck in your helmet!!

That recently happened to me. Bees, hornets, wasps….I tell you, those little guys come out of nowhere and can cause a bit of pain. Fortunately, I’m not allergic to them but they can still be bothersome with the redness and itch. Whatever that little bugger was, it got between my leg and the side of the gas tank!

If you’re allergic to stings, they can cause a LOT of pain – and concern! I’m sure that those who know they’re allergic to stings carry an Epi Pen in the event of an unfortunate sting. And there’s really no way to prevent it from happening when you’re on a bike!

Till next time………bee safe and ride often!

Joy Mattson

MN ND District Educator