When Mountain Biking Leads To A Meat Allergy: A Cautionary Tale
Riders know the obvious dangers of mountain biking, and prepare for them accordingly. I wear a helmet, gloves, and knee pads on every ride, but there are some hidden dangers riders should be aware of. The woods harbor insects that carry all kinds of diseases. In fact, they are home to one insect whose bite might cause you to become allergic to eating meat from mammals. I had never heard of this strange phenomenon until it happened to a friend and fellow rider.
Read the full article by Richard Shoop on Singletracks.com's website here.
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