So... I no longer think skirts are perfect for cycling.
My usual outfit of leggings, a skirt, a light wool under layer and then more layers served me very well over the kilometers... until two weeks ago.
To make a short story short, a bee flew up my skirt. And was trapped.
It couldn't fly off very easily, so it panicked and stung me on the upper thigh (thank goodness for small mercies).
I felt a sharp pain and peeled back the skirt to see the bee and brush it away.
Then, I pulled over on the side of the road near a cafe to await any further reactions. It was my first bee sting in memory.
Luckily, I am not allergic to bees. I cycled the remaining 30k home without incident.
The next day the sting puffed up over half my leg and has been itching like crazy for two weeks now!
Stupid freaking bee.
I'm nervous to wear my skirts again, but leggings are still awesome. Has this happened to anyone else? I'd like to be able to blame some other factor than my skirt.