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What's the weirdest thing you've almost hit

Postby ruck_ryder on Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:23 am

Seems they've all crossed in front of me at one time or another...deer, fox, skunks, bats, squirrels, chipmunks, little old ladies. Yesterday was a first though. I was riding along, minding my own business when a good size turkey came out of the hedgerow, then flew in front of me at windshield height not more than 15-20 ft away. That was different. After that, most near misses will be same old, same old until I meet up with a Sasquatch crossing the road.
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Re: What's the weirdest thing you've almost hit

Postby BeachBuzz on Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:38 am

ruck_ryder wrote:Seems they've all crossed in front of me at one time or another...deer, fox, skunks, bats, squirrels, chipmunks, little old ladies. Yesterday was a first though. I was riding along, minding my own business when a good size turkey came out of the hedgerow, then flew in front of me at windshield height not more than 15-20 ft away. That was different. After that, most near misses will be same old, same old until I meet up with a Sasquatch crossing the road.

I had a Turkey Vulture jump up from the carcass it was picking at on the shoulder of the road - in a sweeping right at about 60mph :-o . We didnt cross paths but startled each other equally :-ss those things are huge up close with wing spread
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Re: What's the weirdest thing you've almost hit

Postby Tatster on Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:29 am

Hey! Get outta my way!
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Re: What's the weirdest thing you've almost hit

Postby opiemuyo on Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:35 pm

Nail on the head! Mine was a flock of wild toms and hens. Thought I was going to smack a few and I was worried about dumping it if I nailed one.
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Re: What's the weirdest thing you've almost hit

Postby ratchet on Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:08 pm

other than birds and bugs..... I'd say a piece off of a fellow rider's motorcycle.

Anyone know someone parting out a 1987 supermagna? ;) :p
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Re: What's the weirdest thing you've almost hit

Postby gilliezoom on Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:02 pm

My buddies left fairing flying off at about 90! Almost chopped my head off!!!!!!
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Re: What's the weirdest thing you've almost hit

Postby Paddy_Crow on Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:56 am

For me it was a mule deer standing on the shoulder of a two lane highway in Idaho. I went by at about 80, didn't see it until it was just a few feet away. Luckily we didn't startle it and it didn't move.
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Re: What's the weirdest thing you've almost hit

Postby Bustin on Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:24 pm

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Re: What's the weirdest thing you've almost hit

Postby opiemuyo on Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:31 am

The recession hit McDonalds Corp really hard, I see...LOL
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Re: What's the weirdest thing you've almost hit

Postby ruck_ryder on Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:39 am

There is a black bear in the area that gets spotted now & again.

http://www.westsidenewsonline.com/OldSi ... hting.html

Gotta love living in the country. Suppose I should start carrying a spare helmet in case he want's a ride.
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Re: What's the weirdest thing you've almost hit

Postby pantyteamaster on Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:36 pm

I almost hit a damn chicken the other day.
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Re: What's the weirdest thing you've almost hit

Postby longhairedrockstar on Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:44 pm

in the past two weeks i've come within an eyeshot of two 12am possums.

those things are just ugly...

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Re: What's the weirdest thing you've almost hit

Postby opiemuyo on Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:03 am

That is nasty, glad I live someplace that doesn't have them. (shudder)
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Re: What's the weirdest thing you've almost hit

Postby limited_edition_0320 on Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:11 pm

i accidentally ran over a toad with my ruckus...it made a popping noise when i hit it. :sick:
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Re: What's the weirdest thing you've almost hit

Postby honkerman on Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:44 pm

longhairedrockstar wrote:in the past two weeks i've come within an eyeshot of two 12am possums.

those things are just ugly...

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