The Fighting Chicken
Man, your post just sent a chill up my back.. you know this all too well. Thanks to you, if a critter wins on me.. i'll be wearing a lid.:thumbsupHang on tight, squint, cuss, pray, cry, yell, scream and ride on through them.
Sometime you win...
sometimes the critters win.
Too damn well...I hit a deer back in September and totalled my Electra Glide. There's a detailed account thread on here somewhere titled "Oh deer, not so lucky." I think there was 3 or 4 of us that got hit around that same month. Some of us walked away, some got banged up one had some serious time in the hospital.Man, your post just sent a chill up my back.. you know this all too well. Thanks to you, if a critter wins on me.. i'll be wearing a lid.:thumbsup
Absolutely! I tell everyone not to watch that one as it goes away, watch for all his buddies. They sometimes run in groups of 5-10. I have dodged a bunch of them. They will light on the pavement in front of you and lose all traction with hooves on asphalt. Always be on your toes where the trees and brush are close to the road. No reaction time.And often times when you see and avoid one, a couple more come bounding out.
Is the Airline still...primitive? from ex-Mainah in MT 30 yrs.LOL...This kast summer, I was coming back from an awesome trip to PEI (second trip to Atlanticade bike rally/great!). I had a great first day ride, stayed at the airline rt motel overnight (they serve food, breakfast at 6 am, so its convenient plus nice place to have a campfire at night and a few beers of choice...) on rt 9 coming from Calais to Bangor...Get up in the am after a great night, have a great breakfast, do my emails (they have wifi) and head off on a fantastic last day ride home with perfect weather...5 minutes down the road, a dumbass skunk runs out across the road, I only had time to veer to the left a little to try to avoid him, unfortunately, he sped up to try to avoid me and my front wheel hit him right across the back...When I realized I was going to hit him, I held on tight and there was a little bump and I kept of going...he did not...RIP you little stinker...Anyway, stopped ahead and ran my tires thru sand a few times to help with the smell...Would not want to try again or a bigger animal...2 others...a buddy almost got taken off his bike by an eagle in vermont last year...I was right behind him, it came out of the woods chasing something, he ducked and swerved...real close. My brother was riding down the road when a snake (garden snake) crawled up into his lap!!! Thats a hoot, cause he hates snakes...he did not crash but had to change his pants!!! Ride critter free!