When i raced bikes my dad owned a honda/harley dealership in Montana for awhile (then moved to california) We rode harleys in the summer. Didn't own one, we'd just grab one off the showroom for a ride. This is one BIG reason to wear a helmet. 80mph into a swarm of skeeters. Seems silly to wear a helmet to keep from hitting bugs, but that shit hitting you in the eyes would be a very big, very bad crash. I wonder if it would blind you? i bet it could. Never hit one this bad that I can remember. but i've hit bees before without a helmet.