Okay, so I'm still a newbie to motorcycling; my first bike is this '86 VN750, and I'm digging it. I have a 3/4 helmet that I've been wearing open-faced. I like the wind in my face. Or so I thought.
Yesterday I hit my first "gnat cloud," an experience I won't soon forget. It was like somebody threw a handful of BBs in my face. I must've ate a dozen of those bugs and right as I was spitting out/swallowing the pesky little bastids, I hit another cloud. This time, they went for the eyeballs. Lucky for my the lenses of my glasses too the worst of it. I managed to pull over without incident. But, man, that was totally unexpected. Ah, the joys of riding!
I think I'm gonna start wearing my face shield...