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closecall...(4 posts)

closecall...komatiite
Jun 29, 2002 10:31 AM
so we are on a group ride yesterday and as i start my
descent about 3/4 down this turkey,not a goof-ball driver
mind you, but a REAL turkey comes outta nowhere from the
brush, starts trotting ride along straight towards me and then about 3ft from my front tire decides to finally make a run for it. scared the heck outta me. directly after the near-hit @ 45mph i vowed that even though im a vegetarian, i wouldve at that guy for dinner. is that wrong? [sorry about the run-on sentence].
serious damagefiltersweep
Jun 29, 2002 10:54 AM
A coworker recently hit a wild turkey driving to work... totalled the car. It didn't do THAT much damage, but the roof was badly damaged at the headliner, windshield destoyed, etc... a newer car they might have fixed. Those birds are heavy!
Similar StoryCJMeredith
Jun 29, 2002 10:58 AM
A couple of weeks ago, I was out riding on a fairly remote stretch of road when I heard some rustling in the heavy brush lining the road up in front of me. All of a sudden a nice sized deer goes running across the road about 50 feet in front of me. I was only doing about 20mph and had plenty of time...no big deal. In fact I continued to watch it as it went running off thinking "cool..look at the pretty deer." After I'd had my eyes off the road for a couple of seconds watching this doe, I get a brain flash along the lines of "hey stupid - deer often travel in herds." Even before I looked ahead again, I had the icy chills you get when you realize you've done something really dumb. Sure enough, I look up and there's another doe running across the road on a collision course with me. I had just enough time to turn sharp and ended up running off the left side of the road. I swear, if I had stuck my hand out I could have grabbed her tail. I felt like an idiot, but I came away with a new respect for the damage wildlife can do to you on a bike. From now on, any time I see a deer, I'll be looking for its friends.
Similar StoryChaz_cycles
Jun 30, 2002 6:34 PM
I used to ride on a road that had a duck farm, ranch what ever you call those places. They transport the grown ducks off to slaughter in a open trailer. One morning I was riding along along and a duck came shooting out of the trailer and missed my head by about 3 ft. It would have hurt and been really hard to explain that I was taken out by a duck. The truck was going about 55 mph and I guess the duck just jumped out. It hit the road and ran off into a field. Just goes to show you that you never know what is going to happen on a ride.