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post #1 of 5 Old 12-24-2009, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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cautionary tale

My wife, and the true rider in the family, has posted about a run in with a bird on the SVriders forum. Florida riders should take notice and not trust the ugly birds.


http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=116511


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post #2 of 5 Old 12-24-2009, 03:01 PM
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Yeah, birds are some scary stuff, especially at speed! I had a big bird of prey swoop down RIGHT in front of me on the highway earlier this year. Scared the CRAP out of me. I had literally no time to react, just duck my head down a bit. I'm convinced that I came only inches from smacking it with my head or shoulder. Not cool

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post #3 of 5 Old 12-26-2009, 10:49 AM
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I had a sparrow fly directly into my faceshield a few weeks back. I had to pull over and clean off the "bird juice". I was riding with a HD guy wearing his minimal gear, black HD shirt and shortie helmet, and I told him this why I wear full gear and full face helmet. If that bird would have hit him in the face it would not have been good.

This is my 3rd recent bird encounter. I had one crash into my mirror, and I had to duck and swerve when a hawk swooped in front of me on the Blue Ridge Pwy. I once saw a Bald Eagle fly over the top of rider in front of me. That was cool Winnie!


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post #4 of 5 Old 12-29-2009, 12:00 AM
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I had a vulcher fly into me last Christmas day. I was lucky and the sucker flew into my knee and was killed instantly. I was a little sore for a few days but was very lucky he didn't fly into my chest or head.

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post #5 of 5 Old 12-29-2009, 08:42 AM
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I killed a pheasant with my face once, riding my Triumph Bonneville through cornfields here in PA with an open face helmet (back in the days when there were still lots of wild ones around). The blood, guts and eggs came out its ass and went all over my beard and chest, and it almost knocked me out. I got just a scratch on the face, broken glasses, and one 2" piece of the birds intestines got stuck on the rear chrome fender, and sat there a week unnoticed, and the chrome was forever stained with the worm-like impression it made.
I just hit a stocked pheasant and a turkey this year, but both with the same work vehicle. The turkey did quite a bit of damage. Turkey are really plentiful here now, and are a daytime threat.
I also had a close encounter this year riding a fast corner and flying into 5 turkey vultures spread out accross the road around a deer carcass. They took off in that slow motion flight they have, covering the entire two lanes with their bodies just off the ground, and luckily I made it between two of them and the deer. I don't think a buzzard would attack anything, but could maybe make a mistake in flight. They are at the mercy of upward warm-air drafts to keep them aloft. Birds have light, hollow bones, and a collision with anything is usually very costly to them.
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