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08-13-2019 06:23 PM
kujawskir
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Originally Posted by AngryBob View Post
Not all Canadians are polite. ;P
08-13-2019 11:25 AM
AngryBob Last year I was riding along the shore of Lake Ontario on Edgemere Drive (prof knows the area) and I got hit by a Canada Goose taking off. The thing smacked me in the helmet with a wing. Did the "oh sh..." dance with the handlebars, but managed to stop without dumping the bike. Turned around and went home. Had a monster sore neck from that for a week. Those birds are big, but not emu-big.

Rude *BLEEP* didn't stop to see if I was ok, kept on flying. Not all Canadians are polite. ;P
08-13-2019 08:20 AM
Super Sneaky Steve
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Originally Posted by GonzoB View Post
Oh! We're sharing bird stories...


I hit a bird when going 110km/hr (70mph) just outside Broken Hill many years ago on my Sportster. It knocked the bike (approaching 1/2 tonne incl rider, passenger and baggage) sideways and we did a dance along the road until I got the bike back under control. It all happened in slow motion.


We stopped. The front forks were bent. My wife had a sore knee. Our bags were strewn across the road. The bird was dead.



It was an emu.


Gonzo
You win the bird story trophy.
08-12-2019 08:21 PM
gehlert I'm glad you're okay and remained steady.
08-12-2019 07:29 PM
Keco
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Originally Posted by olegoat345 View Post
My G/F & I were going W. on US-1 in the Keys, when a large Egret came flying out of the N. & hit her right arm, shoulder, chest & side. She never hit the brakes or nothing, she pushed it away to her L. the bird kept flying & she kept riding. We got home, I ask her if she was alright. "Yep, I'm fine" she said.

She had no egrets?
08-12-2019 05:44 PM
GonzoB Oh! We're sharing bird stories...


I hit a bird when going 110km/hr (70mph) just outside Broken Hill many years ago on my Sportster. It knocked the bike (approaching 1/2 tonne incl rider, passenger and baggage) sideways and we did a dance along the road until I got the bike back under control. It all happened in slow motion.


We stopped. The front forks were bent. My wife had a sore knee. Our bags were strewn across the road. The bird was dead.



It was an emu.


Gonzo
08-12-2019 04:50 PM
dbmachine Took a bird to the thigh at 60mph 2 week ago. Felt like being hit by a baseball in my college days. Blood was all over my pants and shirt. Left a grapefruit size bruise for several days
08-12-2019 04:18 PM
ctxdawg howdy, yup, someone will chime in and say he was knocked over by a feather. i've braked for a feather that was trying to decide which of my shins to skin.
ken
08-12-2019 04:10 PM
BobWitte
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Originally Posted by olegoat345 View Post
My G/F & I were going W. on US-1 in the Keys, when a large Egret came flying out of the N. & hit her right arm, shoulder, chest & side. She never hit the brakes or nothing, she pushed it away to her L. the bird kept flying & she kept riding. We got home, I ask her if she was alright. "Yep, I'm fine" she said.
No doubt, your girlfriend is a keeper!!
08-12-2019 04:03 PM
olegoat345 My G/F & I were going W. on US-1 in the Keys, when a large Egret came flying out of the N. & hit her right arm, shoulder, chest & side. She never hit the brakes or nothing, she pushed it away to her L. the bird kept flying & she kept riding. We got home, I ask her if she was alright. "Yep, I'm fine" she said.
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