As I was riding my bike home (for the 6th consecutive business day, starting with Bike to Work Day last Wednesday), going along at 24.8mph, I felt a sharp pain on the inside of my left elbow. I looked down and there was a bee stuck in there. Frig! I slapped at it a few times to make sure it was dead and gone, then started pulling the stinger out. Son of a bitch it hurt. I looked down and saw I was down to about 23mph, so I stepped it back up and then finished the job. I couldn’t stop, I was making record time (54:27 ride time).