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Old 10-14-2005, 02:22 AM   #11
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Default Re: Big Bird Tougher Than Biker.

I've almost been de-biked a few times by these things. In Texas they get quite big and wait 'til you ride by before taking off. I'm glad I'm not the one that got knocked off!!
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Old 10-14-2005, 02:52 AM   #12
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you got it. Why did the chicken cross the road? It never asks, How did the chicken cross the road. In this case he tried to fly.

right-on
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Old 10-14-2005, 03:14 AM   #13
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Same exact story here. Thing just pop up from the ditch and lumber right down my lane. They must go a good 14 pounds.
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Old 10-14-2005, 03:15 AM   #14
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Bigger? In Texas? Oh that's right.
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Old 10-14-2005, 03:19 AM   #15
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I had a wasp go down my back at 80mph once, it stung the crap outta me. Fortunately my fear of wrecking overcame the excrutiating pain, until I stopped, then I cried like a baby.



It must have been pretty funny for cagers though. Driving by a 200lb tattoed biker hopping around tearing his clothes off and cussing at the world.



Well it was kinda like hitting a buzzard........
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Old 10-14-2005, 03:43 AM   #16
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MORONS! Was riding late at night, on a back country road between Orlando and Clermont, and a large dark object ran right out in fromt of me. I thought it was a big dog, but it turned out to be a wild pig!



Totally trashed me, the bike, ('87 600 Kawasaki), and the pig! It was like hitting a low brick wall.

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Old 10-14-2005, 03:51 AM   #17
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Of course they are bigger here! And they travel in bunches (flocks?). The ugly mugs always wait until the last second to fly away, then of course they always take off across the road. On our group rides the point man is nicknamed the "buzzard deflector." Mount and use a Fiam Freeway Blaster horn to encourage them to scoot early.
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Old 10-14-2005, 03:57 AM   #18
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In Florida they call that huntin.'



So how was dinner?
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Old 10-14-2005, 03:58 AM   #19
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I once watched the guy riding in front of me get smacked straight in the face by a big crow. Almost knocked him off the back of the bike at like 80. Good thing he was hearing a full face, it was smeared with the birds blood.
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Old 10-14-2005, 04:34 AM   #20
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Even if you don't hit them, those things, if startled, will try to lighten their load trying to take off. You don't want turkey vulture puke on you. It's a smell that will stay with you. And yes, it's vulture not buzzard.
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